Fast Talk Laboratories offers physiological testing at our Boulder, Colorado lab. All testing is done by our Head Coach and Physiologist, Ryan Kohler, who has completed hundreds of tests as the former director of the Sports Performance Department at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center. Schedule in-person testing and get a free month of Library Membership.

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Cycling Metabolic Cart Testing: VO2Max, Oxygen Uptake, & Lactate

Fast Talk Laboratories offers lab-grade metabolic testing for cyclists using our in-office Parvo Medics TrueOne® 2400 metabolic cart and Wahoo KICKR Core smart trainer. Please note that we offer only cycling metabolic testing. Treadmill testing for runners is not yet available unless you are a member of a team.

How Metabolic Cart Testing Works

After scheduling your Metabolic Cart test, you will come to our Boulder, Colorado office for your test administered by our Head Coach Ryan Kohler. Depending on the goals of your test, your test may include a step/ramp or VO2max protocol. Expect your test to last 30-45 minutes. Then Coach Ryan will analyze and interpret your test results.

VO2max testing and lactate testing in Boulder Colorado

Your Metabolic Cart Test will reveal:

  • Ventilatory thresholds that identify key metabolic changes
  • Heart rate-based training zones
  • Power and heart rate-based training zones
  • Fat and carbohydrate oxidation for nutrition planning and for tracking progress
  • VO2 max, or VO2 peak, depending on protocol type

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Lactate Testing for Cyclists & Triathletes

Fast Talk Laboratories offers lab-grade lactate testing for cyclists using our lactate meters and our in-office Wahoo KICKR Core smart trainer. Please note that we offer only cycling lactate testing. Treadmill testing for runners is not yet available unless you are a member of a team.

How Lactate Testing Works

After scheduling your Lactate Test, you will come to our Boulder, Colorado office for your test administered by our Head Coach and exercise physiologist, Ryan Kohler. The testing protocol is similar to the Metabolic Cart Testing but measures lactate parameters and does not include ventilatory parameters.

After your test, Coach Ryan will analyze and interpret your test results. If you like, you can opt to get a resting metabolic rate measurement (RMR) at no added cost. Adding RMR requires a four-hour fast before your test and adds about 30 minutes to the total testing time.

A cyclists gets a lactate test

Lactate testing reveals:

  • Lactate thresholds (LT1 and LT2) indicating key metabolic changes throughout the test
  • Heart rate-based training zones based on lactate response
  • Power-based training zones based on lactate response
  • Peak lactate and lactate recovery (depending on the testing protocol)

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Member pricing is only available to Library, Coaching Essentials, and USA Cycling Coach Members. Join now!