What are the benefits of measurements?
Want to know the condition of your heart, respiratory, and cardiovascular system? Does your body feel unbalanced? Want to know if your training has paid off?
We perform bicycle ergometer tests, mobility measurements, and isometric strength measurements. Tests and measurements give you accurate information about the condition of your body. Measurements also help us develop an exercise program that is as effective as possible to serve your specific needs.
All testing is performed by a licensed health or fitness professional. Feel free to contact us and we will tailor the measurement package that suits you!
Bicycle Ergometer Test
The bicycle ergometer test safely assesses the condition of the respiratory and cardiovascular system (endurance) without having to tire yourself out. The test begins with a light resistor, after which the resistance gradually increases until the test subject reaches at least 85% of their maximum performance. Based on the test, an estimate of the maximum oxygen capacity (VO2max) is obtained, as well as heart rate recommendations for different endurance areas for further training. The test is suitable for basic athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
It is a good idea to set aside about 60 minutes for the test session (review of preliminary data, test, and feedback). The test itself takes a maximum of 20 minutes.
Range of motion measurements and isometric strength measurements
Range of motion measurements provide accurate information about the mobility of the joint being measured (for example, the shoulder joint) or the different directions of the movement of the spine. The test provides information on possible imbalances and areas for development. The measurement results can be utilized e.g., in making an exercise program.
Isometric strength measurements safely measure the maximum strength of a given muscle group. During the isometric maximum strength measurement, the test subject shall produce as much force as possible against the locked support. The measurement gives an estimate of the maximum of one repetition (1RM). The test provides information on muscle condition and possible muscle imbalances in the body. Strength measurements are ideal for monitoring progress and the results can be used to build an individual training program.
The time used for the measurements depends on the number of components (equipment) to be tested. The test session includes a review of the preliminary data, measurements, results and, if necessary, modification of the exercise program.
I am Jenna, 29 years old. I originally came to the clinic because of a back problem. I have always liked to exercise and play sports and I want to stay in shape for my overall health. The bicycle ergometer test felt great and was easy to do. I would recommend the test as a low-threshold test. The test gave me very helpful information about the condition of my body.