The world of INSCYD

Learn more about VLamax, the glycolytic power, how FatMax influences results in endurance sports and how to recover fast from high lactate accumulation.

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 …

Salenstein, Switzerland / Leipzig, Germany. July 7th, 2022 INSCYD and CANYON//SRAM have signed a partnership agreement. INSCYD becomes the official performance software …

There are many reasons why endurance athletes should want to increase their fat combustion. Riding many hours at FatMax (intensity at which …

Here’s how to increase your fat combustion, be less dependent on precious carbohydrates and sustain a higher exercise intensity for a longer …

James (39) is self-employed, working long hours and having to fit training in around his demanding physical job. His results had plateaued …

From 7-Eleven to Motorola to Saturn to INSCYD. Norman Alvis – retired Pro, multi-national champion and world record holder – has turned …

Want to reduce your VLamax so you burn less carbohydrates and increase your anaerobic threshold? Here are 5 training tips on how …

As a coach, you probably know what information you need to create a training plan and coach your athlete. But what do …

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 …

This article covers everything you need to know about the INSCYD testing protocols, test results, testing cost and many more. Let’s start …

We are happy to announce that from now on, heart rate is integrated into our training zones. That means you can now …

Want to become a pro in taking blood samples for lactate testing? Start the e-learning: The complete guide to taking valid lactate samples.

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 …

In this blog, Certified Sports Nutritionist Coach Sofi Marin (INSCYD user since 2017) explains how she translates INSCYD data into specific nutrition …

The way training zones are determined and used hasn’t changed for decades, as if nothing happened in sport science lately. It’s time …

This webinar is about Training Zones and the new INSCYD Training Zone Builder (part 2). Watch the webinar: Agenda timestamps: [01:00] Creating …

This webinar is about Training Zones and the new INSCYD Training Zone Builder (part 1). Watch the webinar: Agenda timestamps: [02:55] What …

“While everyone is obsessed with power data, INSCYD enables me to go beyond the superficial and understand my body better.” Cyclocross professional …

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 …

Velocity is a new performance-driven indoor cycling app that is designed to make cyclists faster by customizing their training to their physiology. …

INSCYD is the most advanced software tool to analyze physiological performance in athletes. INSCYD enables coaches to create highly individual and laser …

One year after becoming the very first athlete of the German Swimming Federation to use INSCYD, Florian Wellbrock now is the very …

https://youtu.be/Tl8OCWf-3YI When Mika Luoto – coaching monitor of the Finnish Triathlon Association – heard about INSCYD years ago, he was very skeptical. …

Whether you are an athlete, a coach, a national federation or a lab: starting to use INSCYD is easy and affordable. In …

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. …

How often should you do an exercise test? And maybe even more important: when should you do such a sports performance physiology …

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. …

Chris Case and Trevor Connor of Fast Talk Laboratories performing an INSCYD test Salenstein, Switzerland / Boulder, Colorado, USA At INSCYD we …

Just because INSCYD is well accepted in cycling – with partners like Team Jumbo Visma, Movistar and Alpecin-Fenix – doesn’t mean INSCYD …

Cyclocross heroes seem to dominate in road cycling. How do cyclists like Thomas Pidcock, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel …

Power vs. Duration respectively Speed vs. Duration analysis has a long history in sport science.Power-Duration relationships have become very popular and also …

Power output recorded in training and racing isn’t separated from the physiology of the athlete. In fact, the power output one sees …

In this partner webinar with Azum, Sebastian Weber talks about creating efficient and effective training plans. Theoretical basics are linked with application …

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.

BY LOEK VOSSEN In the previous blog we talked about the importance of knowing fundamental running metrics like VO2max, VLamax, Fat 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 …

Lactate accumulation & recovery Accumulation of lactate is associated with fatigue and time to exhaustion during hard exercise.  The time an athlete …

In this webinar we show how to measure the energy cost at a given swimming speed, using simple testing in the pool. …

Leistungsdiagnostik 4.0 Wir wollen in allen Bereichen des Trainings auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik sein. Wenn es aber um die Ausdauerleistung …

1) The metabolic origin of the anaerobic threshold. It is one of sports most used terms when it comes to endurance performance …

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 …

Henrik Kraglund on his way to break the 7-hour mark at La Marmotte 2019 There are several badges of honour in the …

Want to race or run super long races, like the Race Across America, Cape Epic, Dirty Kanza or the Transcontinental? We’ve got …

When Eliud Kipchoge crossed the finish line of the  INEOS 1:59 Challenge  in Vienna, he not only ran a marathon in under …

Whether you’re considering becoming a coach or are already an experienced coach, we honestly can’t imagine a better way to test our …

You can have a VO2max well above 70ml/min/kg, but still perform below expectations. You could even find yourself having a low anaerobic …

Salenstein, Switzerland. September 26th. INSCYD — the world’s most advanced software for performance analysis — has signed a three -year contract with the …

(Tägerwilen, Switzerland, 2nd September 2019) –Double Olympian Brendan Reilly joins INSCYD to develop partnerships with coaches and athletes worldwide INSCYD — the …

(Tägerwilen, Switzerland, 8 March 2019) – INSCYD, the world’s most advanced software for performance analysis, and SEG Racing Academy partnered up for …

Running clubs, triathlon clubs and the majority of coaches will tell you that in order to run faster, you need to run …

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 …

Because of the relatively short duration of swim races, the anaerobic energy production plays a huge and significant role. It therefore makes …

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 …

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 …

Peter Sagen in Gent-Wevelgem 2018 The spring Classics season is already finished, a moment that always leaves cycling fans with a bit …

Bernat Xamena after his sub-3h Marathon success Do you want to run a marathon in under three hours? Easy: you only need …

VO2max – The size of the engine In the endurance world, there’s always a lot of bragging about personal data, performances and …

VLamax: Elite Coaches Secret Weapon Are you a cyclist looking to sprint faster than Wout van Aert? Or a triathlete dreaming of …

In this year’s Tour de France, INSCYD partner Alpecin-Deceuninck won the sprint on the Champs-Élysées with Jasper Philipsen. Here’s what it takes …