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.

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.

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. 

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

Biomechnical analysis

£175.00

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

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

SunSport’s baseline fitness test provides you with the information you need to begin to take control of your fitness and maximise your activity time with a personalised training plan.

You are likely at present to do some exercise and recognise that by exercising smarter and with expert support you will achieve greater fitness gains. A benchmark fitness test at our purpose built exercise physiology lab will allow us to determine your current strengths and weaknesses and pinpoint your training zones specific to your sport- V02 peak, Heart rate zones, Power zones(Cycling), Pace zones(run) and develop a plan.

This comprehensive insight into your unique physiology enables us to work with you and improve key areas that will immediately provide improved fitness and performance.

Customers that take the fitness test often go on to take on our personal coaching package and with a training plan that includes follow up tests have achieved considerable sporting success.

SunSport’s Performance Test is specifically designed for athletes and sports enthusiasts that are beginning a new plan or are looking at setting new performance goals. We work with novice right to eilte athletes.

A full sports performance test provides you with all the scientific tools you need to develop further and coupled with our personal training plan using our coaching expertise has shown to be effective across all levels of endurance sports.

To improve athletic performance we begin by assessing your current health and fitness and what happens inside your body during exercise. Then we start to identify current limiters and areas you need to focus on. During your assessment it is important you understand what we are doing and why, so part of the experience is learning with our coaches. Afterwards we can then begin to apply your results to create an effective training plan to help you achieve your sporting goals.

You will undergo graded exercise testing using the latest sport performance measuring equipment. We can measure all variables including V02 max, blood lactate, real time muscle oxygenation, respiratory function, heart rate, power, Pace. 

We are confident that with our performance package and full coaching support we can take your performance to the next level

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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