Metabolic and Performance Assessment

Unlock Your Potential

Push your performance to the next level with world class performance analysis and software developed by leading European physiologists and coaches. Gain insight into your training as well as how to peak for performance. Monitor and assess each performance metric so you’ll know exactly what to work on as well as determine the effectiveness of what you are doing. Find your weakness before someone else does.

Basing a training program on power or pace alone is a great start, but is not enough…

If you want maximum improvement you need more; fat combustion, carbohydrate combustion rate, lactate accumulation and clearance rates, aerobic and anaerobic energy supply are just a few examples of crucial training metrics that can significantly impact performance as well as how you should structure training. With analysis software We can assess this. Monitor and assess each performance metric so you’ll know exactly what to work on as well as determine the effectiveness of what you are doing. Your training should develop the systems most needed for your event.

INSCYD is a lactate testing protocol and analysis software developed by leading European physiologists and endurance coaches. It utilizes more than 4 decades of research and scientific data about how single subdomains of the energy metabolism in the muscle are controlled. Results from techniques such as gas exchange analysis, magnetic spectroscopy, muscle biopsies, and scientific findings have been translated into viable mathematical algorithms. These algorithms enable us to accurately develop a performance profile for each athlete and track changes in fitness over time. Utilizing this system, we can give you information in a format easy to understand.

Strength & Weakness Profile

Gain insight into the strength and weakness - at a glance. Understand which areas offer the highest potential for improvement.

Lactate accumulation & clearance

Visualize the rate of lactate accumulation & clearance at different intensities. Understand fatigue & recovery in both training and races. Precisely adjust intensities for interval workouts to target crucial moments in events, or tailor to optimize training objectives.

Higher lactate production rates come with the cost of higher carbohydrate utilization – therefore reducing fatty acid combustion

Muscles produce lactate using carbohydrates. Therefore, a high lactate production rate consequently results in higher carbohydrate utilization rates. With a higher amount of energy coming from carbohydrates. Consequently, the fat combustion rate is lower.

Fuel utilization

Sparing and substitution of carbohydrates is crucial in numerous sporting events. A high fat oxidation rate at high power output as well. Now you can obtain both values to tailor race nutrition and fit the recommended diet to the training regime.

Predict Performance

After obtaining your current metabolic profile, we can create a virtual copy of the data, adjust any single metric to project the effect on performance as well as understand and predict the effect of your training before prescribing it.

Blood Lactate Testing (Cycling, Running, Rowing)

Testing in Auburn, CA

  • Additional travel fee if we come to you
  • Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2max)
  • Anaerobic Capacity (VLamax)
  • Fat/Carbohydrate combustion rates
  • Lactate production/combustion rates
  • Aerobic/anaerobic energy contribution
  • Training zones based on your metabolism (not just power/pace!)
  • Includes a one hour follow up / results analysis

Critical Power Testing (Cycling only)

  • Can be done remotely, or on site
    • Additional travel fee if we come to you
  • Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2max)
  • Anaerobic Capacity (VLamax)
  • Fat/Carbohydrate combustion rates
  • Lactate production/combustion rates
  • Aerobic/anaerobic energy contribution
  • Training zones based on your metabolism (not just power/pace!)
  • Includes a one hour follow up / results analysis

We also do group/team testing!

  • Groups of 5 or more
  • All the same information as above

Fee Schedule:

 Single Test $225

2 Test Package $400 ($200/Assessment) 

3 Test Package $585 ($195/Assessment)

 4 Test Package $740 ($185/assessment) 

*All tests purchased as a package must be completed within one year from purchase. Full package price mist be paid at time of initial purchase. Complete coaching clients are tested as needed. Testing is included in the price of coaching.

For more information on lactate profiling, cycling, running, or other endurance training, call 916-799-7087
You can also reach out to Michael directly by emailing him at coach.m.orourke@gmail.com.