Scientists and coaches are openly questioning the importance of the most well-known performance metric in endurance sports – VO2max. This article answers
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Learn more about VLamax, the glycolytic power, how FatMax influences results in endurance sports and how to recover fast from high lactate accumulation.
In collaboration with renowned coach Frank Pike, we share why and how recreational athletes and age groupers benefit from using INSCYD. Spread
This webinar covers everything you need to know about swimming performance tests. From the test (protocol) itself, to the results and application.
VO2max intervals are a type of HIIT training that specifically aim to improve aerobic power (VO2max). Although many workouts increase VO2max aerobic
The last weeks prior to an important race event are crucial. Use the wrong training strategy, and all the hard work is
Join Benjamin Tilus, National Champion Coach and Founder of XLR8 Performance Lab, as he demystifies the art of race preparation with the
Olympian and former professional triathlete, Jean-Christophe Guinchard, shares his 35 years of experience in coaching. He is the co-founder of JC Sports
Are 40-20’s (40s ON 20s OFF) the best work to rest ratios in HIIT intervals? Or should you consider 30-30 Billat intervals?
Increasing VO2max can be easy at first, but becomes challenging when you already have a decent training history. In this article we
High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT is a popular training method among athletes, including cyclists and runners, who want to make the most
Join us for an exclusive webinar where we’ll delve into the secrets behind Team Sportforum‘s success in the ‘Rad-Bundesliga’ opener in Schweigen. Guided
INSCYD is known for its partnerships with national federations and professional teams. However, small-scale (one-man) coaching businesses and their amateur athletes can
Join Sebastian Weber, Founder of INSCYD, and Reinout Van Schuylenbergh, an esteemed coach with over 30 years of experience in endurance sports,
Team Sportforum has one mission: to become the best amateur cycling team in Germany. Head of Performance, Luke Derksen, shares how they use
Discover how to measure VO2max without visiting a professional lab, utilizing field tests, sports watches, or online calculators. This article explains different
Together with former professional cyclist and INSCYD user Peter Pouly, we talk about the future of cycling training and how that affects endurance
Many labs and coaches use lactate threshold graphs to measure progress in their athletes. However, when analyzing a lactate threshold chart, it’s
Polarized training began as an observation of how elite endurance athletes train: 80% at low intensity, 20% at high intensity. But is
Olympic mountain biking coach Filip François reveals his coaching structure, which leads to proven top performance and coaching business success. When I started my
Lactate threshold 1 (LT1) – also known as the aerobic threshold – is the little brother of LT2 or anaerobic threshold. LT1
Many performance labs and coaches determine the anaerobic threshold based on a lactate concentration of 4 mmol/l during an incremental test. This
AI in sports has become a hot topic, with many coaches concerned about the impact of advanced technologies like ChatGPT on coaching.
If you’re looking to run your best 5K race, National and State Champion coach Benjamin Tilus has a secret recipe for both beginners and
As a sports performance coach, you’re well-versed in creating training plans and guiding your athletes to success. However, are you providing them
One-man coach Toll Tollmahawk more than doubled his athlete coaching and testing business in just 4 months. In this article he shares how he
Improving running economy is probably the most efficient way to shave off minutes from your 10k or (half) marathon time. At the
Werden ChatGPT und andere KI-Tools den menschliche Coach ersetzen? Hier sind 3 Möglichkeiten, wie man neue, innovative Technologien nutzen kann und sich
Interval training is a highly effective way to improve your athlete’s performance, enabling to train at intensities that are too high to
Are you looking for a way to boost your performance as a coach or athlete? Then you need to consider performance testing.
Watch the webinar where Sebastian Weber, who is the project leader of INSCYD will share insights on effective but uncommon strategies to increase triathlon performance. Learn how
Improving your VO2max or increasing your threshold is a time consuming process that we talk about all the time. Not this time.
Join Elliot Lipski, Performance Manager of Alpecin-Deceuninck and Plantur-Pura, and find out how a professional team prepares for key races. Temporary deal:
This case study is about a National Cross-Country (XC) Skier who is not able to keep up with his teammate during training
INSCYD users have a clear advantage over their opponents who still work with conventional performance diagnostics. To make the most out of
Join CANYON//SRAM Racing rider, Ella Harris, and the team’s performance coach, Stephen Gallagher from Dig Deep Coaching, for a dive into the
Lift heavy is the number one tip that all female athletes in perimenopause and beyond can take on to stay strong and
Sind Sie sich nicht sicher, welche Software Sie zur Leistungsdiagnostik in Ihrem Labor verwenden sollen? Werfen Sie einen Blick auf diesen Vergleich
Not sure which software to use for analyzing lactate tests in your human performance lab? Checkout this comparison between Mesics (LC lactate)
With the arrival of affordable running power meters like Stryd, power has become an important metric in running over the past years.
In our previous article about Why the best track and field running coaches look beyond VO2max, we talked about the importance of
Body composition in performance testing: stop ignoring it When expressing VO2max in oxygen uptake per kg bodyweight, or FTP in watts per
In this podcast, Colby Pearce and Sebastian Weber talk about the magic of cycling: having a strong aerobic metabolism that burns the
Are you still using Jack Daniels’ running formula to determine athlete VO2? Are VO2max and anaerobic threshold the only metrics that you
There are many reasons why endurance athletes should want to increase their fat combustion. Riding many hours at FatMax (intensity at which
From 7-Eleven to Motorola to Saturn to INSCYD. Norman Alvis – retired Pro, multi-national champion and world record holder – has turned
Christoph Strasser broke the world record for 24h non drafting by riding 1026 km. His INSCYD coach Markus Kinzlbauer shares what it
When you want to go fast, you need carbohydrates as a fuel. Once you start running out of carbs, you’ll automatically slow down ...
In this webinar, we share which performance metrics make the difference in swimming, how you can measure those and how you put
Lactate testing becomes increasingly interesting once you understand the full mechanism behind it. Fortunately, more and more coaches and athletes understand what lactate is NOT: a waste product. Now it’s time to make sure you fully understand what it is!
In this blog, Sport Scientist Dylan Lindsey shares how he coached Sarah Gigante towards the National TT Championships. He specifically dives into
In this webinar, we share the story of Ryan Mullen turning his season around. After performing an INSCYD test he changed his
The way training zones are determined and used hasn’t changed for decades, as if nothing happened in sport science lately. It’s time
With an INSCYD performance projection, you can show your athletes exactly how much their FTP (or any other parameter) changes when they
Are you still using training zones based on a percentage of FTP, Anaerobic threshold or fixed lactate concentrations? Do you get the
Florian Wellbrock has continued to make waves in the swimming world with his recent achievements. He pulled away for an 18.7-second win
https://youtu.be/Tl8OCWf-3YI When Mika Luoto – coaching monitor of the Finnish Triathlon Association – heard about INSCYD years ago, he was very skeptical.
The Belgian Triathlon Team Mixed Relay won the Olympic qualifier in Lisbon. As a result, they will compete in the Tokyo Olympics
Muscle Glycogen and Exercise: all you need to know Glycogen is the most important energy substrate during exercise, especially at higher intensities.
INSCYD’er and short distance runner Vanessa Scaunet during the European Championships Indoor, Torun 2021. More and more running coaches use INSCYD to
Sebastian Weber reently gave 2-day workshop in Munich about Energy metabolism diagnostics – and how to apply it in training. In attendance
As the INSCYD community grows, so does our team. We are happy to welcome track and field sprint expert, Brijesh Lawrence OLY.
Power output recorded in training and racing isn’t separated from the physiology of the athlete. In fact, the power output one sees
Can you compare indoor lab tests with outdoor field test? The comprehensive results of a complete physiological assessment can help you to
Since august 2020 we proudly work together with Eden Reforestation Projects. For every INSCYD test sold, we plant a tree! By doing so, we try to support the re-forestation of our planet. We are happy to announce we planted over 2500 trees since we started this collaboration.
In the previous blog we talked about the importance of knowing fundamental running metrics like VO2max, VLamax, Fat combustion and Carbohydrate combustion.
It almost looks like a new running metric is introduced every day. This makes it easy to lose sight on the metrics
Diagnostics national coach Alexander Törpel (m.) works with fellow coaches Norbert Warnatzsch (l.) and Bernd Berkhahn (r.) at the Magdeburg federal base
Some of our technologies seem so ground-breaking, that it might seem too good to be true. Questions we often hear are: “how
Salenstein, Switzerland./ Colorado Sprints, USA January 12th, 2021. Two of the most innovative and best performing companies have joined forces. The coaching
Exercise Physiologist Tero Joutsen, PhD, rideson the treadmill during a 30min constant load test – the gold standard for validation of the
Salenstein, Switzerland. June 3rd 2020 . INSCYD and Belgian Cycling have just signed four-year cooperation agreement. This partnership includes all divisions of the
FatMax: definition, training (zone) and exercise test Whether you like cycling, running or any other endurance exercise: knowing your FatMax zone will
In this webinar we show how to measure the energy cost at a given swimming speed, using simple testing in the pool.
This webinar will teach you how to use a holistic approach, utilising biomechanics, aerodynamics, training and nutrition to tremendously increase the performance
Dan Lorang talks about how he uses metabolic data of his athletes to create more efficient training programs: Performance Management at Team
Mathieu Heijboer – Head of Performance at World Tour Cycling Team Jumbo-Visma is presenting on how he used INSCYD metabolic profiling to
In this webinar we are going to take a close look at using anaerobic threshold / FTP for prescribing training intensities. What
Salim Mohammned getting an INSCYD test done by Jo Spindler Hard work will always beat talent (if talent is not trained). But
When Eliud Kipchoge crossed the finish line at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, he not only completed a marathon in under
Salenstein, Switzerland. September 26th. INSCYD — the world’s most advanced software for performance analysis — has signed a three -year contract with the
Although running, cycling, triathlon – and the majority of other sports – are still performed outdoors, indoor training and (remote) indoor testing
Iceland is often associated with geysers, volcanoes, cold water and a generally hostile landscape. Although it’s an island, you hardly think of
Sometimes you need that extra advantage to win against your competitors. Sometimes you want to teach your team the intricacy of human
How many times have you looked at your power meter or heart rate monitor and wondered if you were going too far
Carbohydrate and fat combustion rates are among the most important features INSCYD can offer for runners, triathletes, and cyclists. Here’s why: While
You’ve been told you need to train 15, 18 or even 20 hours a week to qualify for the Ironman World Championships. You’ve
McCutchen going sub-5 and improving his Ironman bike split by more than 10 minutes in just 12 months Going sub-5 for the
Bernat Xamena after his sub-3h Marathon success Do you want to run a marathon in under three hours? Easy: you only need
Understanding VO2Max: What Is It and How It Affects Athlete Performance In the realm of endurance sports, understanding performance data and metrics
In the 2023 Tour de France, Jasper Philipsen, riding for the INSCYD partner Alpecin-Deceuninck team, has demonstrated his sprinting prowess by securing