Testing & Analysis

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The NEO Endurance Performance Center offers several testing options to help athletes understand their physiology so that they train efficiently and effectively.

Tests we offer:

  • Muscle Oxygen. We are a MOXY Charter Certified Training Center.  (Bike and Run)
  • Lactate Threshold Testing (Bike and Run)
  • Video Analysis (Swim and Run).
  • DNA Sampling for a better understanding of possible athletic potential and nutrition needs.

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Muscle Oxygen Monitoring. Oxygen utilization in muscles is a critical component of endurance sports. By monitoring oxygen saturation (SmO2) in key muscles, we can learn how to set up effective training zones and also monitor performance improvements.

Available Tests:

  • Cycling: MOXY specific protocol or standard graded exercise test.
  • Running: MOXY specific protocol or standard graded exercise test.

Cost: Variable. Contact Coach Nicole for details and which test might suit you best.
Location: Cycling: NEO Endurance Performance Center (map)
Running: variable locations
Total Duration: Approximately 90 minutes
Note: Athletes must supply own heart rate monitor.

Lactate Threshold Testing. Lactate threshold can be considered the most important metric in endurance sports. Understanding cycling power, running pace, and heart rate at lactate threshold (LT) can help you dial in your training to get the most out of your training time. Seeing your lactate profile change over time allows you to quantify and monitor your fitness gains and race-preparedness.
Price includes the test, a complete analysis and explanation of the data and training zone recommendations.

Available Tests

  • Cycling threshold data with power and heart rate.
  • Running threshold test with heart rate and pace (done on a treadmill.)

Cost: $175 for a single test or $550 for quarterly test package.
Locations: Cycling: NEO Endurance Performance Center (map)
Running: variable locations
Total Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.
Note: Athletes must supply own heart rate monitor.

To schedule an analysis or testing appointment, contact Coach Nicole.
To make your Moxy or LT testing appointment more efficient, please download, print, fill out and bring these forms to your appointment.
Medical History
Testing Waiver
Physician EKG Waiver <—Only needed for men 45 and older and women 55 and older.

 

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DNA Testing for athletes.  We offer athletic DNA testing through a partnership with DNAeX. All it takes is a simple cheek swab to learn more about your specific building blocks, which give insight into your training and nutrition needs. Remember, DNA testing only gives you likelihoods based on certain genes you express, so it can be used in conjunction with other testing and your personal experience to better shape your training protocol.

Cost: Variable – contact Coach Nicole.

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Run Video Analysis:
Includes filming of run technique, video review, and complete analysis with recommended drills and exercises.
Time/Location: variable
Cost: $125
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Contact Coach Nicole to schedule an appointment or for pricing if not in the Colorado Springs area.

Swim Video Analysis:
Includes filming of swim technique, video review, and complete analysis with recommended drills and exercises.
Time/Location: Variable. Please schedule appointment in advance. Note: Most gyms/pools have strict no-filming rules, but if you secure official written permission in advance from your pool manager, filming can be done at any Colorado Springs-area pool.
Cost: $125
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Contact Coach Nicole to schedule an appointment or for pricing if not in the Colorado Springs area.