May 28, 2020
At Simon Says Cycling we use INSCYD testing to test our athletes with similar accuracy to laboratory testing but at the client’s home either on the road or on the indoor trainer.
The coaches of the best athletes in the world such as Peter Sagan, Primoz Roglic, and Mathieu Van Der Poel use INSCYD software and knowledge to plan, manage, and monitor the training of their athletes.
A recent case study with our client Markus in Austria
Markus is a high-level amateur time trial specialist. We performed an initial INSCYD test followed by a standard 20-minute power test to determine his current level. He already had a very high level of fitness having trained hard throughout the winter. Here are the results of his first test.
We then created a specific plan where Markus performed 3.5 weeks of highly specific training with the goal of increasing his VO2 max and bringing down his VLAmax (or at least not increasing it). We incorporated specific nutritional strategies combined with training to increase the training adaptations. Here are the results after the 3.5 weeks of highly focused training.
In less than 4 weeks Markus improved his VO2 max from 67 to 70, his Anaerobic Threshold from 311W to 320W, and his 20-minute power from 340W to an all-time best of 355W!
By using the INSCYD initial test as a baseline, we were able to determine the exact areas we wanted to improve with targeted training. These numbers would have been guesswork with a traditional power test.