Triathlon Sports Test

This assessment is suitable for triathletes of all levels

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Triathlon Sportstest

For all levels of athletes from beginner to professional we will help you achieve your goals by training smarter NOT harder

Below, we will run through the following:

  • What's included in our Triathlon Sportstest

  • The process of the Sportstest

  • How it will benefit you

  • Why you are good enough

  • Testimonials

What's Included?

  • A one-to-one appointment with Dr. Garry Palmer, lasting approximately 5 hours 

  • An assessment of your training history (to see where enhancements can be made).

  • Full consideration of your triathlon specific goals. 

  • Assessment of your physical characteristics, to include accurate measurements of weight and body fat, and optimal (but sensible) targets to achieve your ideal race weight provision of nutritional targets (where appropriate). 

  • Provision of nutritional targets (where appropriate) 

  • Full cycling physiological assessment, on your own bike, including assessment of your peak power output, VO2 max, power to weight ratio, maximum heart rate, endurance capacity (sub-maximal efficiency) and threshold determination. 

  • Brief analysis of your cycling position. 

  • Detailed physiological analysis of your running performance (during treadmill running), including measurement of VO2 max, peak running speed, maximum heart rate, sub maximal running economy, threshold determination, and scientifically predicted race ability. 

  • Calculation of fuel utilisation at race intensities (if required) 

  • Provision of scientifically determined (not predicted) heart rate training zones, specific to cycling.

  • An individual tutorial on training programme design. 

  • Planning of training phases, specific to your needs, to help meet your performance goals. 

  • A sample training week, specific to your fitness levels, competitive goals, training availability & commitments 

  • Plus, the chance to ask any triathlon related queries you may have!

Testing Process

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  • Stage 1 - Getting to know you. Chat about your previous sporting history and find out your goals, aims and target events.

    Stage 2 - Body Composition - Height, weight and body fat analysis to help us target required nutrient intake (if required) and to help track changes over time. 

    Stage 3 – Bike Testing Stage - You will spend 35 minutes on your bike on our lab based ergometer, the first 15 minutes are a controlled warm up where we look at your fuel metabolism at an endurance and threshold effort. This is followed by a 5 minute break before starting your progressive max test.  

    Stage 4 – We spend 45 mins reviewing your bike results with you, before
    Stage 5 – Running Testing: You will spend 30 minutes on the treadmill, the first 15 minutes are a controlled warm up where we look at endurance and fuel metabolism. This is followed by a 5 minute break before starting your progressive max test.  

    Stage 6 – Finally we will spend a significant amount of time reviewing your overall results with you, providing you with all your training zones, reviewing fitness strengths and weaknesses and building a targeted overview training plan.
    You will also have plenty of opportunity to ask plenty of questions throughout the session.


As an amateur triathlete, I've been a member of sportstest now for the last few years and each year I am still improving and hitting new personal best times in running and triathlon events inc IRONMAN 70.3 and also getting closer to qualifying in Olympic distance races for the age group GB team.


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