Salenstein, Switzerland./ Colorado Sprints, USA January 12th, 2021.

Two of the most innovative and best performing companies have joined forces. The coaching company Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) brings on board the analysis software and the unique training science tool INSCYD to support their performance diagnostic work.

Carmichael Training Systems is the premier destination for world-class coaching in endurance sports, fitness, nutrition and performance. Founded in 2000 by Olympian and US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, the company continues to be one of the most innovative and successful coaching companies in the United States. CTS employs more than 50 professional coaches, all of whom are trained, mentored, and monitored through the rigorous CTS Coaching Education Program.

To ensure CTS Athletes receive the best service, expertise, and guidance, CTS partnered with INSCYD, the most advanced training software for analyzing and planning athletes’ endurance performance.


“CTS Coaches work remotely with athletes all over the world, and very few have affordable access to a physiology lab for performance testing. INSCYD allows coaches to obtain accurate testing data from athletes they can’t bring to a lab,“ reports Chris Carmichael.

No other tool on the market guarantees such accurate measurement


Now that we finished this study, we use the data to validate some of our new features and fine-tune our algorithms and future technologies. An example could be to use the data to develop new technologies for running power meters in the future. Another example is that we could use the outcome of the different GPS watches and running power meters. We could for instance treat the input from a Polar differently than from a Garmin, now we know how their accuracy differs.

INSCYD opens up a whole new world for coaches and athletes. The innovative performance diagnostics provide a reliable all-round view of all the athlete’s physiological data and create an individual 360° metabolic performance profile that allows an immediate analysis of strengths and weaknesses. The coach can use the results to determine the best course of action for upcoming training measures. INSCYD is the only validated glycolytic performance measurement tool (VLamax) that provides such precise and accurate data. In addition, it can be used for almost all endurance sports, shortens and simplifies the workload because it requires only a small amount of data and uses innovative algorithms to calculate a large number of physiological metrics. This includes aerobic power, glycolytic power, anaerobic threshold, energy cost of locomotion, economy, fuel contribution (Fat vs. Carbohydrate), rate of lactate accumulation, rate/speed of recovery, aerobic vs. anaerobic energy contribution, buffering capacity, glycolytic utilization, and many more performance metrics.

“I’ve known CTS since I was an active athlete myself, and I’m absolutely thrilled to have arguably the best-known and most successful coaching company in the U.S., and perhaps the world, join us,” says project leader and co-developer of INSCYD Sebastian Weber about the new alliance.

Well-known teams such as Team JUMBO-VISMA, Movistar Team and the German Swimming Association, are already working with the software and are very enthusiastic.

“I’ve been an athlete for 50 years and a coach for more than 30 years, and in that time I’ve seen – and at times contributed to – game-changing advances in sports science and technology. I think INSCYD will be added to the list of game-changing advances in coaching and athletic performance”


— Chris Carmichael – Founder and CEO of Carmichael training Systems

The Power Performance Decoder (PPD): INSCYD’s New Weapon

  The Power Performance Decoder by INCSYD allows coaches and athlete to carry out performance diagnostics independent of location, at any time, with laboratory accuracy, yet without the need for a lab. It is the first and only tool in the world that combines laboratory and field data. And what works so well on the bike will be expanded soon with the Running Power Performance Decoder.

“The PPD provides meaningful, repeatable, and actionable insights that help professional coaches deliver more value for the athletes they work with,” emphasizes Chris Carmichael.

About CTS

A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry CTS has improved the performance of more than 20,000 athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael, and home to more than 50 professional coaches, CTS seeks to change lives and ultimately the world, through the power of movement, healthy habits, knowledge, and inspiration. The company provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels. For more information, visit