Test Improve Perform

The quality, accuracy and appropriateness of the type of test you receive are critical to giving you an accurate measurement of your current state of fitness.

SunSport Coaching offers you the opportunity to have all your key elements measured based on the fitness assessment you chose to undertake. It is important to us that you understand your unique results and what to do next, so all assessments include full recommendations on how to improve your perfomance. Click the boxes below for more information on individual tests and whats included in our packages. Dont see what you want? Give us a call for a bespoke offering.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing/V02 max

Ideal for cyclists, runners, multisport or endurance athletes who wish to benchmark their current fitness with the gold standard measure. Using the latest Cardiopulmonary exercise testing equipment we measure Oxygen uptake during exercise and obtain your V02 peak, maximum heart rate, aerobic and anaerobic thresholds and accurately determine the fuel types your body utilises at varying exercise intensities. This allows us to design bespoke heart rate, power (cycle) and pace (run) based training plans to assist you in reaching your health, fitness and sports performance goals.

Blood Lactate testing

Lactate threshold is one of the most important physiological markers for training and success in endurance sports. By measuring the lactate levels during a ramp test we can determine your maximum sustainable performance capacity. The data collected during the test (lactate, heart rate, and power) will be used to establish your lactate threshold, as well as specific heart rate and power training intensities to help you improve your sport-specific performance.

A lactate threshold test can be performed on its own, or we can perform both a lactate threshold and CPET test at the same time.

Basic health screening

Before we undertake your performance assessments we start with a basic health screen. Height, weight, BMI, body mass, blood pressure and lung function will be tested plus you will fill out a PAR Q form with your medical history prior to your test day. It is your responsibilty to report any current helath issues we might need ot be aware of.

Group or individual bespoke sports performance assessment

Let us come to you ! Our kit is portable and versatile so our forward thinking team will create a personal assessment for you or your team no matter what your goals are! Contact us to discuss your needs. 

Body composition analysis

Body composition is the term used to describe the relative proportions of fat, bone and muscle mass in the human body. Increases in lean body mass contribute to speed and power, reducing non-essential body fat contributes to muscular, cardiorespiratory endurance and speed and agility development.
We can also accurately determine your daily calorie requirements using our V02 system to detmeirne resting energy expediture (REE) , which allows us to determine your nutritional needs for your specific goals.

Lung function testing-Spirometry

Lung function testing is performed as part of a health check-up and to measure static lung volumes prior to exercise testing. We can combine the spirometry, V02 max and moxy monitor test data to determine whether an athlete has a well conditioned system or a potential limiter.

Flexibility testing

Sit and reach testing, biomechanics and postural analysis – health, fitness and sporting performance are all negatively affected by poor flexibility, posture and biomechanics. Basic flexibility testing to assess joint range of movement is performed during all tests. Expert Physiotherapy is also available to assist you in reaching your goals.

Strength testing

Good flexibility, core strength and posture are important for health, wellbeing and sporting performance. Athletes undergo a series of strength tests to determine key areas of focus that will improve their performance. We use the latest wearable technology in the lab and field.

Nutritional analysis

Nutrition is directly linked to good health, wellness and athletic performance. We offer food diary analysis to create a holistic plan based on diet and exercise to help you achieve your goals. Sports performance nutrition and nutrient timing are part of our coaching plans.

Biomechnical technique assessment

Undertaken on either a treadmill (runners) or cycle ergometer (cyclists). We analyse your technique to determine how best to improve your economy and performance. Using surface EMG and moxy monitors we look at muscle activation and timing to gain insights into technique and how we might change it to improve performance. A more comprehensive asssessment of range of motion of limbs (flexibilty) will be undertaken on this day too.

Moxy monitor

Currently the only certified UK athlete test centre to offer this service. Using the latest wearble tech we delve deep into your physiology to determine your physiological limiters. Our forward thinking team will then discuss some new innovative ways to train!! www.moxymonitor.com for more information.

Initial baseline testing

£195.00

Introduction to Testing
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing- V02 max
  • Body composition analysis
  • Lung function testing-Spirometry
  • Flexibility testing
  • Strength testing
  • Basic health screening

Performance assessment

£285.00

our most comprehensive day in the lab !
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing- V02 max
  • Blood Lactate testing
  • Body composition analysis
  • Lung function testing-Spirometry
  • Flexibility testing
  • Strength testing
  • Basic health screening
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Moxy Monitor assessment-Only UK certified centre

Biomechnical analysis

£175.00

Technique and economy assessment
  • Electromyography-Surface EMG
  • Flexibility testing
  • Strength testing
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Moxy Monitor assessment-Only UK certified centre

Field testing - team or individual

£195.00

Let us come to you !
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing- V02 max
  • Blood Lactate testing
  • Electromyography-Surface EMG
  • Body composition analysis
  • Health tests
  • Lung function testing-Spirometry
  • Flexibility testing
  • Strength testing
  • Basic health screening
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Moxy Monitor assessment-Only UK certified centre

You'll spend approximately 3 hours with our expert team. Your assessment begins before you arrive via email/phone contact and a series of pre assessment questionnaires so we can start to plan your day. We then complete your assessments in a particular order during which we explain the reason for each test and briefly summarise the results.

After your test we sit down for post test consultation and planning. You leave with 3-4 hours of expert input and a hard copy of unique results portfolio 

This assessment includes everything the intial test package does, plus we undertake some additional assessments to gain deeper insights into the athletes physiology using our latest technology. This is ideal for competetive athletes looking for the ultimate feedback on performance.

Our lab has an ergometer (bike) and treadmill, so we can test most endurance athletes- cyclists, runners, triathletes, multipsort. We also have portable equipment that we can use in the field so if you are looking for some performance feedback for another sport please enquire ! We are experts in exercise physiology and training, rather than specific sports coaches so please ask!

Whether you are new to sport, trying to achieve previous levels of performance or already in great shape, our half day assessemtns will identify the areas you need to focus on. The sooner you understand whats limiting your performance, the sooner you can improve it!

We often work with corporate groups, teams or individuals looking for something a little more bespoke (see group packages). We have experience leading training camps and assessing athletes remotely so pelase ask !!  

SunSport offers you the opportunity to have all your key elements measured based on the fitness assessment you chose to undertake.

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