Roller Ski Test

This test if designed for skiers with advanced roller skiingskills.

Safety: a specialized harness will be worn to ensure your safetythroughout the test and support you at completion.

Roller skis provided by Webskis and poles are alsoprovided. You only need to bring your own XC ski boots (we canaccommodate Salomon and NNN).

Roller Ski VO2max test at COCC Physiology LabWe want thisto be a fun, valuable experience for you, in order to do that wewill begin by answering questions and addressing any concerns youmay have. We will then ask you to read and sign the informedconsent to ensure that you understand the VO2max/Lactate evaluation. Prior to the roller ski test, we will obtain your height, weight,body fat, resting lactate, and heart rate data.

The entire roller ski test is completed in striding classicalstyle. It consists of continuous 3-minute stages and lasts between18 and 24 minutes. The initial stages are an easy effort on thetreadmill. At the end of each stage, a small blood sample will betaken to measure blood lactate values. We also continuously monitoryour heart rate and rate of perceived exertion (RPE). The testgradually increases in effort using speed and grade until theclient feels he/she can no longer continue. You will cool-down onthe treadmill for 4 minutes in order for us to obtain a finallactate sample and heart rate recovery data.

Upon successful completion of the VO2max test, it takesapproximately 15 minutes for the physiologist to graph andinterpret the data from your test. You can continue to cool downduring this time if you would like. You may also want to bring aset of dry clothes to stay warm during our discussion ofresults.

The client will then have approximately 30 minutes for aconsultation that covers body composition and ideal weight goals,lactate threshold, VO2max, and individual training zones.

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