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.
Métier was the first Moxy Certified Training Center in the country & continues to pioneer forward with the latest, most effective training protocols.

"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.
We ask that you bring an ANT+ heart-rate strap for the ZAP. The duration of the ZAP is ~90 minutes.

WE ALSO OFFER WUP (warm-up protocol):

Using Moxy monitors, we can also help with warm-up protocol (WUP). Most warm-ups are based-on past performances or other athlete’s experience. We can see when vascularization occurs in the involved muscle tissues. This physiological change allows you to start your event with less stress/anxiety & ultimate confidence. The WUP duration is ~30 minutes

Wingate Test

The Wingate is a traditional test of anaerobic power. We have integrated Moxy monitors into the evaluation to allow us to track SMO2/Thb along with our Watt Bike pedaling dynamics. This is a great evaluation in conjunction with the ZAP to give a prescription for high intensity interval training (HIIT). The Wingate is performed on the Watt Bike & duration is ~ 30 minutes.

Clients receive training zones and full debrief post assessment.

Physio Assessment Pricing

WUP &CONSULT

$75

WINGATE & CONSULT

$125

Z.A.P. & CONSULT

$175

Z.A.P. / WUP / WINGATE / IMT PACKAGE*

$350

*Sign up for both Z.A.P., WUP, Wingate & IMT and save $150! The full package duration is ~ 2 hours.

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.

The functions of the respiratory system are:
  • To provide a continuous & adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues
  • To enable the removal of carbon dioxide from the body
  • Assist in the maintenance of the acid-base (pH) of the body
  • Assist in the control of body temperature
  • Core stability during exercise

How do you start training?

An IMT evaluation coupled with the ZAP & Wingate evals gives a more complete snap-shot of your limiters & compensators with a clear prescription for training. We begin with a test followed by a 30 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.
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.

Breathe Training Pricing

IMT Consult & Evaluation

$125 Single Visit
  • You’ll receive a print out of your session that can be compared to future assessments.

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