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Track & Field

If you are a track and field athlete, the following tests could be beneficial to assessing various elements of your performance. From fitness to biomechanics, the Human Performance Centre offers a wide range of testing, to find out more about individual tests, check out the information below.

Quick Find: Fitness (6 items) | Heat Acclimation (4 items) | Altitude Training (3 items) | Biomechanics (1 item) | Body Composition (5 items) | Lung Function (2 items)

Fitness

VO2 Max with Lactate Profiling

VO2 Max with Lactate Profiling

£100.00

Description

The lactate threshold is the intensity of exercise at which lactate beings to accumulate in the blood at a faster rate than it can be removed.

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VO2 Max with Pre and Post Lactate

VO2 Max with Pre and Post Lactate

£85.00

Description

The above described VO2 max test is preceded and concluded with a blood lactate level test.

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Lactate Profiling

Lactate Profiling

£75.00

Description

This option provides an assessment of the above-described lactate threshold without completion of the VO2 max test.

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Wingate/FTP

Wingate/FTP

£60.00

Description

This test is a measurement of anaerobic capacity and anaerobic power output.

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VO2 Max

VO2 Max

£75.00

Description

An assessment of aerobic capacity, the total amount of oxygen that is consumed and supplied to the working muscles.

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Submaximal Incremental Test (4x4min)

Submaximal Incremental Test (4x4min)

£70.00

Description

This option provides an assessment of the above-described lactate threshold without completion of the VO2 max test or performing any maximal exercise.

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Heat Acclimation

Heat Acclimation - 1 Session

Heat Acclimation - 1 Session

£95.00

Description

Heat acclimation or acclimatisation is an effective means of improving the body’s ability to cope with heat exposure.

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Heat Acclimation - 5 Sessions

Heat Acclimation - 5 Sessions

£370.00

Description

Heat acclimation or acclimatisation is an effective means of improving the body’s ability to cope with heat exposure.

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Heat Acclimation - 10 Sessions

Heat Acclimation - 10 Sessions

£630.00

Description

Heat acclimation or acclimatisation is an effective means of improving the body’s ability to cope with heat exposure.

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Heat Acclimation - One off Payment

Heat Acclimation - One off Payment

£450.00

Description

Heat acclimation or acclimatisation is an effective means of improving the body’s ability to cope with heat exposure.

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Altitude Training

Altitude Training - 1 Session

Altitude Training - 1 Session

£95.00

Description

Exercising at altitude is notoriously more difficult due to reduced oxygen availability, but can also pose a greater threat to the potentially dangerous side effects of altitude sickness. By performing altitude training in a controlled environment simulating altitude conditions, it is possible to gradually become conditioned and adapted to operating with reduced oxygen supply. Not just suitable for those preparing to compete at altitude, the positive physiological adaptations incurred from altitude training will also potentially increase performance in athletes who compete at sea level.

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Altitude Training - 5 Sessions

Altitude Training - 5 Sessions

£370.00

Description

Exercising at altitude is notoriously more difficult due to reduced oxygen availability, but can also pose a greater threat to the potentially dangerous side effects of altitude sickness. By performing altitude training in a controlled environment simulating altitude conditions, it is possible to gradually become conditioned and adapted to operating with reduced oxygen supply. Not just suitable for those preparing to compete at altitude, the positive physiological adaptations incurred from altitude training will also potentially increase performance in athletes who compete at sea level.

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Altitude Training - 10 Sessions

Altitude Training - 10 Sessions

£630.00

Description

Exercising at altitude is notoriously more difficult due to reduced oxygen availability, but can also pose a greater threat to the potentially dangerous side effects of altitude sickness. By performing altitude training in a controlled environment simulating altitude conditions, it is possible to gradually become conditioned and adapted to operating with reduced oxygen supply. Not just suitable for those preparing to compete at altitude, the positive physiological adaptations incurred from altitude training will also potentially increase performance in athletes who compete at sea level.

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Biomechanics

Flexibility

Flexibility

£65.00

Description

In order to minimise injury risk and maximise performance potential in recreational and competitive exercisers alike, it is paramount to have adequate flexibility. This assessment aims to measure dynamic flexibility, or rather the strength and function of the muscles involved in moving a joint through its full range of motion.

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Body Composition

Bioelectrical Impedance

Bioelectrical Impedance

£20.00

Description

This test is a comprehensive measurement of your body composition.

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Skinfolds

Skinfolds

£60.00

Description

This body fat analysis involves using callipers to take measurements of body fat.

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Hydrostatic Weighing

Hydrostatic Weighing

£250.00

Description

Hydrostatic weighing is commonly known as “underwater weighing”. This method of measuring body composition uses the hydrodensitometry technique to accurately measure lean tissue which is denser than body fat tissue.

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Nutritional Consultation

Nutritional Consultation

£75.00

Description

Nutrition plays a significant part in optimising your health and fitness. A nutritional consultation involves recording and discussing your diet and is a platform for you to gain a greater understanding of how diet impacts on your body.

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Resting Metabolic Rate

Resting Metabolic Rate

£50.00

Description

This is a measurement of the rate at which metabolic processes occur to support body tissues and break down fuel sources for energy.

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Lung Function

Resting Lung Function

Resting Lung Function

£50.00

Description

Lung function tests assess the health of the lungs and can also reveal the impact of sedentary lifestyles or smoking.

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Exercise-Induced Asthma Assessment

Exercise-Induced Asthma Assessment

£80.00

Description

Asthma is described as a reversible constriction of the airways. Some individuals exhibit this constriction following intensive exercise and this manifested as an impaired FEV1 (lung power).

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