Decode your Performance:

With the launch of the Running Power-Performance Decoder, INSCYD now enables runners and coaches to perform remote performance testing with lab level accuracy. This virtual human performance lab gives you a wealth of data independent of location.


The Running Power-Performance Decoder eliminates the need to go a testing lab to gather physiological and performance metrics. It captures all the data you would get in a lab – and more – in a simple field test. Lab-level analysis of your body’s performance is now possible with just a GPS watch and INSCYD.

The runner completes a test protocol of 4 intervals using just a GPS watch. By performing the intervals outdoors, test results are more relevant to training and racing environments, compared to treadmill lab tests. In other words: there is no loss of accuracy due to projecting lab treadmill data to outdoor running.

After completing the intervals, the coach uploads the files into INSCYD. Within minutes, the evaluation results in the most complete and accurate metabolic profiling available today. From there, the coach and athlete review the test results, and can formulate actionable training plans and goal assessments.

Although only a GPS watch is needed for the testing, the PPD-R software is able to use and compare lab test data (e.g. VO2) and field tests (e.g. lactate measurements).

“With the help of the INSCYD software, I have been able to cater my training to my own unique energy systems."
Lionel Sanders
Pro Triathlete


Up until now, field testing was restricted to determining the athlete’s FTP. You needed lab diagnostics to provide the VO2max and Anaerobic Threshold. Only some lab tests also provided fat- and carbohydrate utilization and VLamax.

With the PPD-R, you will capture all the data you would get in a lab test and field test combined. But there is more. INSCYD is the only physiological assessment tool that captures aerobic and glycolytic performance (VO2max and VLamax). Of course the PPD-R does so too! Among other metrics you will get insight into:

“I use VLamax as the main parameter to prepare the training.”
Dan Lorang
Coach of World Champion Triathlete Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug & Team BORA