What is a Metabolic test?

The Resting Metabolic Rate test is a 20 minute test, which requires you to lie down whilst we analyse your breath. The VO2 Max test is a 12-15 minute test on a bike or treadmill, that gradually gets harder. You will wear a mask and a heart rate monitor that measures how you use energy at different heart rate intensities, which we track on our platform.

After your test, we will be able to give you a report, showing your limitations, training zones, suggested calorie intake and recommended training week – based on your results and goals. We will also give you access to the app, which tracks your health 24/7 and integrates with all wearable technology.

The assessment comprises of 2 tests:

Resting Metabolic Rate test (RMR): This test provides accurate data to the exact amount of calories you use at rest, and how efficiently your body burns fat and carbohydrate whilst at rest.

VO2 Max test: This would be done after an RMR test. It analyses how we utilise oxygen and how we can convert it into energy whilst exercising.

These tests provides us with the exact data to accurately design training zones based on heart rate, tell us how efficiently you use different fuel systems, how your heart and lungs respond to exercise and allow us to design programmes that guarantee results if followed – whether that be weight loss, muscle gain or improved performance.

Below are some of the most common uses for PNOE Metabolic Testing:

Accurate Weight Loss – building personalised and accurate training plans, through identification of fat burning zones. Through the Nutrition programme, we can ensure your calorie intake an diet is in line with your goals.

Running/Cycling/Triathletes – in runners and cyclists, we can optimise your fuelling strategy by giving precise data on when you need to refuel. We can accurately predict the optimum speed or wattage you can sustain for long periods of time without hitting the wall, meaning your training schedule will be the most effective it has ever been.

Crossfit/Weight Training – identification of true physiological limiters to avoid you plateauing in your improvement. Designing accurate training zones and nutrition strategies so that you are always ahead of the game.

Cardiovascular or Respiratory disease – the test allows us to identify not only if there is a systemic issues in your circulatory or breathing system – but at what heart rate or breathing frequency it occurs. This means you can be given specific conservative treatment strategies, as well as having accurate conversations (based on data) with your consultants.

Metabolic disease (eg. Diabetes) – by assessing how your body uses glucose, the test allows us to design specific training programmes to improve alternate fuel sources and change nutrition strategy.