Gone are the days of benchmark testing, where the athlete receives a page of seemingly random numbers that have no effect on shaping their training habits. The whole point of the Balance Point Assessment is to empower the athlete with the objective information they need to understand what they should do in training to get better. This 60 min long assessment allows us to understand your body’s strengths and weaknesses and how it responds to training stress. We use this information collected to make necessary changes to ensure continued improvements throughout the season.
The Balance Point Assessment (BPA) also helps to set intensities and goals for each training cycle and assesses improvement over time. The BPA is a great way to help athletes learn to observe biomarkers; including heart rate, cadence, breathing rate, etc., and learn to use them to their advantage in training.
We have a THREE-STEP process to every BPA.
We conduct a thorough interview and functional movement assessment including collecting data on personal information, training history, lifestyle characteristics, limb range of motion and flexibility.
We then start our physiological assessment. This assessment is unlike any you may have seen before. Adapted and evolved from theories developed by world renown physiologist Juerg Feldmann and Master Coach Dr. Andrew Sellars. We employ the use of as much technology as we can to pin point and isolate every one of your trainable systems. We can then use that information to develop a plan to train any one of the systems to get stronger.
The bio-markers we monitor are:
• Functional tidal volume
• Functional respiration rates
• Respiratory ventilation
• Blood oxygen
• Muscle tissue oxygen
• Relative hemoglobin (muscle)
• Oxygen utilization
• Functional coordination
• General body composition
• Structural lung volume
• Rate of perceived effort
• Core body temperature
• Psychological skills assessment
We then sit down and chat about your results and maps out a plan of action for your training. You will also get a detailed report that includes a fact sheet about you as an athlete as well as a summary of the data collected during your physiological assessment.