VO2 MAX Testing & Spinscan ® Evaluation

VO2 MAX Testing & Spinscan ® Evaluation

The Centre for Sports Medicine Umhlanga works hand in hand with the Prime Human Performance Institute to provide our clients with physiological testing that is usually only available to the elite few. The Prime Human Performance Institue is the only facility, open to the public, in KwaZulu- Natal to offer VO2 Max testing. There is currently an increasing awareness of the importance and benefit of exercise to the general population. This has led to rising popularity of sports such as cycling, in particular off- road cycling, triathlon and running. As the interest in these sports increases so has the need for further information as well as scientific based testing and advice for these athletes.

The test includes VO2 max, lactate turnpoint, respiratory compensation point, heart rate training zones, peak power, and Spinscan (torque through pedal stroke and maximum torque angle).

This is all followed up with a comprehensive report outlining results and their interpretation for integration in a training programme.