FSH - School of Health and Human Performance header
School of Health & Human Performance
vo2 max

Performance and Health Testing

Read about our performance health testing services here at the DCU School of Health and Human Performance.

We offer a range of services designed to support your general health, training and performance demands. See below and/or contact us for further information about the tests or to book an appointment.

 

1) Lactate profile and maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) with a report: €105.00

 

This test is designed to establish a lactate profile and determine at which pace, speed or power the lactate threshold and turn point occur. VO2max (fitness level) is measured using latest technology breath-by-breath gas analyser.

 

The first part of the test involves sampling capillary blood at different exercise intensities to establish a lactate profile and determine where the lactate threshold and turn point occur. Heart rate is continuously monitored and, alongside with lactate values, training zones can be defined. After a short break, VO2max (fitness level) is measured during an incremental test. Participants receive a detailed report.

 

Test time: about 1h45.

lactate

Lactate testing at DCU SHHP

2) Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) with a report: €55

Using latest technology breath-by-breath gas analyser, VO2max is measured and give an indication of an individual’s cardiovascular fitness.

 

This procedure involves doing an incremental test, including short duration stages, until participants reach their maximal potential. VO2max and maximal heart rate are provided and compared to reference values. Participants receive a detailed report.

 

Test time: about 1h.

vo2 max

VO2max Testing at DCU SHHP

3) Legs' strength and power testing (Isokinetic) with a report: €55

 

This test is designed to measure legs’ strength and power (quadricep and hamstring muscles). Results are compared with reference values. 

Following a warm-up and familiarisation to the movement, participants perform maximal knee extensions and flexions (5 repetitions). 

Peak strength, strength differences between limbs, hamstring to quadricep muscles ratio are assessed and compared with reference values. Participants receive a detailed report.

 

Test time: about 45-50 minutes

iso

Isokinetic Testing at DCU SHHP