Conventional lactate testing has not improved in the past 40 years. With INSCYD, though, you can finally understand the complete underlying physiology of your athlete and create a holistic performance profile of any athlete. And only through a lactate measurement!
With INSCYD you can:
Power output might be the single most important metric during a training ride, however it doesn't tell you what to train to increase your power. The power that an athlete produces is composed of several physiological factors. Conventional and simple two-dimension "power versus duration" models (Monod-Scherer and similar) can't explain how a power output is composed. Therefore, using those methods, you will never understand your physiological limits and what offers the biggest room for improvement.
With INSCYD you can change this: thanks to a multi-dimensional model that includes all the relevant physiological components of a performance, it becomes possible to read the most crucial metrics from just a series of short and simple maximum efforts.
This is how it works:
With a critical power test, and without visiting a lab, you can obtain a full performance profile of your athlete - and obtain the same result you could only get in the best equipped labs.
More specifically, with the critical power test and through INSCYD you now can:
With INSCYD you can now combine two attributes that seemed incompatible: specific testing and comparable results. INSCYD allows you to test your athletes either in a lab or on field with a defined testing protocol. Yet, you can also test your athletes in a certain scenario like training, race-like conditions or even at a race. Test your 200m freestyle swimmer in a 200m training session ahead of a race, test your 800m runner in an 800m run and the cyclist on that specific climb he needs to perform on. Then compare the results of these tests to previous test data and no matter what the protocol was.
The most invaluable feature of INSCYD may well be the ability to accurately project the future performances of your athlete.
Make informed decisions on what to work on in training by precisely calculating the impact of a certain adaptation. Take the guess out of your training programs. Stop using a trial and error approach. Now you can predict the effects of a change in any performance metric on the overall performance of your athlete. Your athletes will have total confidence in your methods and they will see the benefits of certain trainings on their performance.
Run a performance test (in any lab or on field) and upload the results on INSCYD.
Now you can truly understand the precise impact that your training will have on an athlete in the future. Prescribe workouts with confidence, knowing that your methods will have the desired impact on their performance.
INSCYD's metabolic fingerprint allows you to instantly see a full strength and weakness analysis at a glance. This feature gives an accurate and rich overview of the performance status of an athlete:
Linking a specific training regime to a specific performance outcome is tricky. The impact of various training techniques can interfere with one another, making it almost impossible to see the real effects of a single method. Nowadays, it is easier to closely monitor
training: power meters, GPS trackers, data loggers, and so on have made the work faster. But these tools only tell you how training was carried out, and not what adaptation it has triggered. Start comparing the documented training (input) with a complete picture of your athletes' performances (output). INSCYD enables you to break down the overall performance of your athlete into individual components. Monitoring and assessing each metric separately will allow you to understand precisely which adaptation the prescribed training triggered.
Visualize the tiny differences between a winning and a losing performance. With INSCYD you can directly compare data sets of different athletes or of the same athlete at different occasions.
Do you ask yourself what does it take to run a sub-2h marathon, to break the cycling hour record, to swim 200m freestyle sub 1'42''? Do you ask yourself how your athletes stacks up against the competition? Now you can answer those questions - with INSCYD!
The best performance assessment is only as good as you can use it. With INSCYD you create a multiple page report of any performance assessment of your athletes - with only a few clicks.
Your current default training zones may be based on fixed percentages of an FTP, a lactate threshold, a VO2max or a personal record. Why is this common practice? Because of the lack of comprehensive performance data. INSCYD training zones are not only based on fixed percentages of one and the same metric, but on the actual metabolic system you want to train.
Best performances are created as teamwork. In INSCYD you can manage the collaboration of numerous experts in a large organization. Working together to increase athletes performance is efficient and easy: