Following a number of baseline measures (e.g. heart rate), you will be provided with time to carry out a suitable warm up. The test will start at a low intensity which will be pre-determined from initial conversations. After 2–3 minutes a capillary blood sample will be taken from your fingertip or earlobe. The intensity will then increase and you will exercise for a further 2–3 minutes followed by another capillary blood sample. This process will continue until you are unable to continue at which point you will be given time to cool down. Most individuals will complete between 6–8 stages before exhaustion. Throughout the test you will be required to wear a heart rate monitor (and face mask if booked with the combined LT/VO2max).
Testing protocols can be tailored to suit your needs so if you have any specific requests, please contact us prior to booking.