Cycling Assessments and Testing

Having a general fitness evaluation or lactate threshold test is a great way to assess your fitness level and help really maximise your training/racing/results. When you want to ensure you are training effectively to achieve your goals, regular testing is a must.

Lactate Threshold Profiling
Watt Bike A watt-bike is used to measure power and torque while the test is run

Lactate Threshold Profiling

More information on lactate testing can be found on our lactate testing page

Power Test
Activ Racers before BOTB RR2 start Power testing forms the core of our race specialisations

Activ Power Test

While the lactate threshold test is the gold-standard for determining lactate threshold power, it is a relatively time-consuming and expensive test to perform.

Nearly all riders will benefit from performing a more regular ramp power test (every 4-8 weeks) after their recovery weeks. With this test it is possible to gain a very close approximation of lactate power.

The testing protocol used at Activ is similar to the one currently in use at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Test Protocol

Starting at 100W, the rider maintains the required wattage for 2 minutes. Every 2 minutes the required wattage is increased by 25W. When the rider can no longer maintain the wattage, the test is over and a score is produced based on the final wattage and time held.

This score forms the back-bone of the Activ Power Training system.

Testing Details

Activ runs regular non-lactate power-testing sessions during our coached indoor classes (generally every 4-6 weeks).

Members have access to their testing history and automatic analysis of their change in power and performance over time.

Pedal Efficiency and Analysis
Pedalling Torque Curve Characteristic torque curve for an elite rider

Pedal Stroke Analysis

For riders with a pedal stroke imbalance due to injury or poor technique, the pedal analysis gives you feedback on limitations in your pedal stroke. A qualified coach will run through a variety of scenarios and suggest ways of improving your pedal stroke under varying conditions.

The Wattbike software measures force at 100 points in every pedal stroke (unlike most conventional power meters) - enabling it toidentify imbalances, weaknesses and strengths in pedal stroke.

Torque Curve

The torque curve shows the amount of torque (or force) being generated at each pedal location.

Point A
Both pedals are in a vertical line. Your left leg is at the highest point; your right leg is vertical at its lowest point.
Point B
Both pedals are horizontal, the left leg on the drive phase – the right leg on the recovery phase
Point C
Both pedals are vertical. Your left leg is at the bottom of the revolution and your right leg is at the top
Point D
Both pedals are horizontal, the right leg on the drive phase – the left leg on the recovery phase
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Pedal stroke analysis shows pedalling behaviour including

  • left-right balance
  • pedalling 'dead spots'
  • angle of peak force (optimal point in pedal stroke to maximise power output)
  • and much more.
Individual Coaching
Individual coaching produces results! Individual coaching can inspire people to achieve great things as a team!

Individual Coaching Sessions

One on one coaching gives you the undivided attention of one of our coaches for whatever cycling or triathlon needs you have.

This covers indoor, on-road, analysis of power files or detailed advice about your upcoming season.

You may find one of our Personalised Coaching Programs offers better value if you need frequent advice.

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