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.