Physio Assessment

We have been evaluating endurance athletes since 1998 with great success and we’ve refined our physiological assessment process to give you the best possible information to guide your training. We offer our clients the Z.A.P: “Zone Assessment Protocol”

During endurance training, it’s important to understand how the body produces energy in order to ensure that the proper energy pathways are being activated and trained for your desired gains. If you’re going to take the time to put in the hours, you should be sure that your getting the most out of every one.

Your training protocols should:
  • Optimize the development of the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems.
  • Increase the ability to clear/remove lactate from muscles.
  • Reduce the amount of energy needed to complete an action or a movement (efficiency).

Z.A.P gives our clients real time feedback on what’s happening in their muscle tissue during the assessment. This information enables us to understand an athletes’ limiters and compensations and allows us to make clear decisions on a prescribing training zones and protocols.

Tools we use for the Z.A.P:

We use the Moxy Monitor. Moxy is a small, wearable sensor that utilizes infrared light to continuously monitor oxygen saturation (SmO₂) levels in the muscles of athletes while they exercise. It is designed to measure the percentage of hemoglobin-and-myoglobin-carrying oxygen in the capillaries and cells of muscle tissue, where oxygen is consumed to produce energy. Métier is one of the first Moxy Charter Certified Training Centers in the USA.

We also offer Wingate Testing:

The Wingate test (also known as the Wingate Anaerobic Test) tests the efficiency of your anaerobic energy system and is used to measure peak anaerobic power. This 30 second ALL out effort is performed on a Watt bike and can done in conjunction with a Z.A.P (recommended).

We recommend performing the Z.A.P and Wingate testing together so that we can collect the most comprehensive data.

What to bring for a Z.A.P:

Your bike and riding gear including shoes and an ANT HR strap if you have one. Allow 90 minute for this assessment and 2 hours if you’re combing Z.A.P and the Wingate test.

What to bring for a Wingate test:

Your riding gear including shoes. This test is performed on our Wattbike. Allow 1 hour for this test which will include warming up and a cool down.

Clients receive training zones and full debrief post assessment.

Physio Assessment Pricing

Z.A.P.

$150
  • Performed on your own bike using a Wahoo Kickr or Wattbike.

Wingate Test Protocol

$150
  • This test is performed on a our Wattbike.

Z.A.P & Wingate Test Protocol

$250
  • Sign up for both Z.A.P & the Wingate Test and save $50.

Breathe Training (IMT)

Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) is exercising and strengthening the muscles we use to breathe. We don’t usually think about our breathing during training and racing until we start working hard!

The demands placed upon the breathing muscles to pump air in and out of our lungs can be enormous. Inspiratory muscle fatigue has both sensory and metabolic repercussions, both of which impair performance. The good news is that the inspiratory muscles respond to training in the same way as other muscles – if you subject them to an appropriate training stimulus, they will adapt, increasing their strength, power and endurance.

How do you start training?

An IMT training session is the perfect way to establish your baseline and start an IMT program. We begin with a test followed by a 20 breathe session using our Powerbreathe K5 and breathlink software followed. The next step is an explanation of what the recorded data means and how you can improve it over time and then it’s time to start training!

We’ve been using IMT training with our athletes for many years and with great success. It’s not a question of whether or not the training actually works, the question is if you’re willing to take the time to do it!

Respiratory System – Breathing Facts:
  • Expiration is normally passive (only during heavy exercise workloads does it become forced.)
  • Inspiratory muscles play a vital role in the efficiency of breathing at rest and also during exercise.
  • The strength of the inspiratory muscles reduce with age (men 25+, women 35+), although fitter individuals may not notice until approximately 45-years of age.
  • Weaker inspiratory muscles are usually highlighted with breathlessness, especially in the elderly.
  • At rest we use as little as 8-12 litres of air per minute.
    During exercise this can raise to as much as 150 litres per minute and for elite male athletes even up to 240 litres per minute.

Breathe Training Pricing

IMT Consult & Evaluation

$75 Single Visit
  • You’ll receive a print out of your session that can be compared to future assessments.

IMT Training Package

$195 (15% discount)
  • IMT consult, evaluation, Powerbreathe Plus training unit, and 3 follow up assessments.

Métier offers group testing rates.Please call for information:(206) 816-3436