With our performance test you will experience:

  • what limits your performance
  • how you can improve your performance
  • how you increase your fat burning capacity

VLamax – the secret weapon of the pros

FAQ – Here we answer your questions

What results can I expect?

Many factors are getting tested, like FTP (Threshold), training zones, VO2max, FatMax (Fatburning capacity) & VLamax.  > See this example of a performance test. Last mentioned faktor, Vlamax, is the maximal rate of lactate production. In recent years this has become of significant importance in cycling. A high VLamax means that you are able to produce a lot of power over short durations, however it reduces your capacity to sustain longer efforts. Someone with a similar Vo2max value, but a lower Vlamax will outperform you in a race after kilometer X or already on the first long climb, because his lactate threshold is higher, as he is producing less lactate at the same intensity. 

How can a measure those factors and especially VLamax?

With a performance test with Inscyd this is possible by doing a PPD test or a lactate test. Based on the test results, we can tell you if you should train short and high intensity, moderate fast but controlled or better take it easy and do more base training by riding in the lower endurance zones. 


What exactly will I do when performing a PPD or Lactate test?

Both tests take about 2h and you will perform them on your own bike. It can be done outside on the road or inside on a Smart-Indoortrainer. Both tests consist of 4 different intervals between 20 seconds and 12 minutes with about 5-20min recovery in between. 


What is the difference between the PPD test and the Lactate test?

If the protokoll is followed correctly, both tests will give exactly the same results. Like the name already suggests, during the lactate test we measure the lactate concentration in the blood. This is not the case with the PPD test, in which you perform 4 maximal intervals of different durations. The differences between those durations tell us exactly how much of the energy was produced by fats and how much by carbs and thus how much lactate your body produces. The advantage of the PPD test is that you can perform it at home, provided that you have a powermeter on your bike or you have a Smart-Indoortrainer. The PPD test is tougher, as you have to go all-out 4 times.  

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