Spiroergometry

Spiroergometry is the gold standard in performance testing. The assessment of expiratory gases is a reliable approach showing the combined action of the heart, lungs, blood circulation and muscles during exercise and at rest. In comparison to classic lactate performance tests, more information regarding energy expenditure and metabolic efficiency are gathered, as well as maximum oxygen intake (VO2max). The maximum oxygen intake is an important indicator for performance capacity. Through the determination of so-called ventilation threshold, individual training areas can be determined. As a follow-up assessment tool, it allows to measure the results of training and to identify any reason for a stagnation in the performance.

 

The accuracy of the measurement with spiroergometry allows you to train in your individually assessed intensity level, thus improving the performance capacity.

 

What do we measure:

 

  • Maximum performance capacity

  • Maximum oxygen intake (VO2max/peak)

  • Capacity of the muscle to use oxygen

  • Reserve in endurance training

  • Behaviour of blood pressure and heart rate during exercise

  • Level of saturation (oxygen in the blood) during exercise

  • Amount of calories burnt

  • Identification of the individual ventilation threshold (aerobic/anaerobic) and determination of:

  • Personal intensity levels for optimal training, regeneration and energy expenditure

  • Intensity level for optimal fat burning

 

For whom does this assessment make sense?

  • For beginners, former sportspeople training again, and advanced sportspeople

  • For amateurs and professionals coming from hobby, fitness or performance sports

  • As a preventive cardiovascular training

  • To lose weight

  • For risk assessment in patients with lung and/or cardiovascular diseases

  • For risk assessment regarding health-related risks (smoking, overweight, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, familiar predisposition, etc.)