What you need to know

Performance tests/assessments are priced at 150.- each and all include individualized programming recommendations based on the test results.

For Upside Strength clients (both in-person & remote clients), performance tests are priced at 100.- each. Individual programming will then take test results into account moving forward.

If you are interested in performing multiple tests, at once or over time, discounts are available (contact for details).

If you have a group of athletes or a team interested in testing at the same time, group discounts are available (contact for details).

It is recommended that you follow up the initial test with follow up assessments at regular intervals (every 2-3 months) to determine progress and continuously adjust your programming.

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Speed Testing

This test is done through a 30m sprint on a track with a stopped start. Speed is measured in 5-meter segments from start to finish to give you a full force/velocity profile including max velocity (m/s), max force produced at the start and max power (watts).

You will also receive a complete sprinting technique assessment via a kinogram that you can then use to track your progress over time.

This test is ideal and recommended if you evolve in one of the following sports: Soccer, rugby, basketball, handball, track, or any other sport that requires sprinting.

Test duration: 60-90 minutes

30m sprint data assessment

Speed testing session
kinogram
Kinogram to assess sprinting technique


Vertical/Horizontal Jump Testing

This test includes a vertical jump assessment (CMJ), a horizontal jump test, as well as a vertical force/velocity profile made up of 4 weight steps to determine your force-power-speed capabilities in jumping.

This test is ideal and recommended if you perform the following sports: Soccer, rugby (certain positions), basketball, handball, volleyball, or any other sport that requires vertical jumping.

Test duration: 60-90 minutes

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Vertical CMJ test and results


5-1-5 Moxy Physiological Assessment

This step test is designed specifically to take advantage of the monitoring features of the Moxy Monitor. Through continuously assessing SmO2 (Oxygen Saturation) and ThB (Total Hemoglobin), this test helps you determine your physiological limiter, or which one of your respiratory, circulatory or muscular system need to be focused on in order to improve your performances and VO2max.

Conditioning step test on Assault bike, Rower, Bike or Bike Erg
– Continuous SmO2, tHB, HR & SpO2 monitoring
– Determine physiological limiter(s) in performance (respiration, circulation, or utilisation)
– Ideal for: Runners, Cyclists, Crossfit athletes, All sports that require conditioning This test is ideal and recommended if you evolve in one of the following sports: Soccer, rugby, basketball, handball, track, or any other sport that requires sprinting.

Test duration: 90-120 minutes

Data from a Cycling 5-1-5 Test with Moxy Monitor


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why undergo performance testing?

Performance testing can help you Identify weaknesses and strengths and serve as a progress monitoring tool. It will also guide the creation of your training program to make it more specific to your needs at that point in time.

By using performance testing, you will set yourself up for improved sport performance through a more comprehensive and professional approach.

What is a force/velocity profile?

A force/velocity profile allows us to determine whether an athlete is force or velocity biased. This has implications in both sprinting and jumping and will help individualized the athlete’s training program.

For example, if an athlete is force-biased on a vertical jump, he will likely benefit more from bodyweight or even unloaded jumping protocols than from heavy strength training or heavy ballistic movements such as Olympic weightlifting.

What is a Moxy monitor?

A Moxy monitor is a device that allows us to track oxygen saturation in the muscle (via SmO2) as well as blood flow trends (via tHB) in real time.

Moxy Monitor Explained

When it is utilized in conjunction with the testing protocoles described above, the Moxy gives us insights into the energetic processes that are going on in the muscle (e.g. how fast you utilise oxygen during efforts, how much tension you are creating in the muscle relative to blood flow, etc…) in real time.

This helps us determine your primary performance limiter and build specific training protocols that will address those physiological limitations.