The Performance Test Physical evaluation with lactate measurement

The performance test, also known as a step test, is a comprehensive medical analysis of your current physical condition. It shows how fit your body is, how much exercise your body can cope with, and thus serves as the basis for planning and managing your training program, no matter whether you do sports as a hobby or professionally.

What happens during the performance test

After a discussion about your medical history and an EKG at rest, the actual step test will begin. This will be conducted either on a treadmill or exercise bike. It is one of the most important instruments for measuring your endurance capacity. The performance test begins at a low intensity which increases step by step. At the end of each step, the sports scientist measures your heartrate and lactate concentration. In order to do so, a drop of blood is taken from your earlobe and analyzed. The test ends when you have reached your maximum intensity.

Afterwards, your blood samples are compared with the heartrate, intensity and duration stats. A so-called lactate performance curve is generated which shows the intensity of exercise your body is able to handle at the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds.

At the end of the test, you will receive a written evaluation from our sports scientists that also includes training recommendations.

On the basis of comprehensive diagnostics, each guest receives:

  • Health status, physical resilience and current performance levels 
  • Personal aerobic and anaerobic threshold
  • Personal training consultation through intensive dialogue with trainers
  • Progress monitoring and prognosis 
  • Targeted, personalized training intensity levels including pulse ranges to improve basic endurance and training zones (to burn fat, improve strength endurance)
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Performance Analysis

ca. 3 hours

Performance diagnostics/step test using the stationary bike or treadmill with lactate measurement (EKG stress test and blood-pressure measurement on the bike) to determine current training condition and individual training needs, sports-medicine examination involving EKG at rest, written evaluation and sports-medicine training consultation.

Recommendation: Control test within one year without sports-medicine examination, € 102,00

147,60 €

The best way to prepare for a performance test:

  • On the day of the test, you need to feel healthy and infection-free. 
  • Avoid undue physical exertion for at least one day before and on the actual day of the performance test. 
  • Eat a small, not too heavy meal 1.5 to 2 hours before the start of the test.
  • Drink plenty of fluids before and after the test. 
  • Please bring your own workout clothes to the test. Changing and showering facilities are available. For the test on the stationary bike, you are welcome to use your own bicycle clips.

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