With MSN Pro Coaching, cutting edge physiological analysis and testing can now be undertaken by any athlete, anywhere.

MSN Pro Coaching is pleased to announce the launch of the mobile performance lab. Equipped with the latest in physiological testing, Mike Norton is now available to be contracted out to provide the best in performance analysis for your team or organization. With a suite of tests available, Mike can work with your organization to determine the necessary protocol specific to the athletes. Regardless of sport or discipline, Mike can work with you to construct the best menu of tests for your athletes and to meet your team at a time and location that suits best. 

Blood Lactate Test

Ramp-up test to show sustainable threshold ability

Using the Mader protocol ramp test, the athlete exercises until exhaustion with blood lactate measurements taken at regular intervals. Using blood droplets taken from the ear lobe, blood lactate levels are used to establish anaerobic zones. This test can be used to monitor the athlete’s fitness throughout the season and to identify specific training patterns for improvement.

Body Composition Analysis 

MSN Pro Coaching Skin-caliper Test

Regardless of sport or discipline, body composition has massive implications on performance. With the MSN Pro Coaching Skin Caliper Test, measurements of subcutaneous fat are used to determine optimal weight ranges for the athlete. This information can then be used to prescribe optimal diet or training plans., establish weight zones, and find ways to optimize the athlete for peak performance.  

Moxy Monitor O2 Saturation Assessment

O2 Saturation Function

With state of the art Moxy monitors, it’s now possible to measure the athlete’s oxygen saturation point and hemoglobin utilization. Understanding how well the blood processes oxygen adds a physiological dimension that simply cannot be addressed by any other method.

Multi tests options:
  • 5-1-5 Testing Protocol
  • LT Break Point
  • Anaerobic Recovery Duration
  • Warm-up Protocol

Bio-mechanical Motion Evaluation

Motion Capture Movement

With an array of cameras, this assessment is used to analyze form during exercise. This is essential for injury avoidance or identifying possible areas for performance gains. 

Multi tests options:
  • Optimization of the riding position
  • Aerodynamic assessment of cyclists 
  • Thrust balance analysis of the pedaling action
  • Running Gait Analysis
  • Resistance Training Form
  • Cycling dynamics and posture

Vo2 Respiration Evaluation

Upper power and high-end ability assessment

Determine VO2 Max- the gold standard for gauging performance potential. Using a special face mask connected to a metabolic meter, the athlete will work until exhaustion. The data generated is then used to determine VO2 max, the relative anaerobic threshold, and ventilatory threshold. With VO2 measurements taken over regular intervals, athletes can gauge how performance responds over time and identify training patterns based on heart rate. 

Custom Orthotic Footbeds

Footbed analysis for maximum comfort and power transfer

Contact points are some of the most important aspects of a bike fit. With no two feet being the same, ensuring proper and comfortable fit is crucial for maximizing power and comfort. With industry partner Foot Levelers, each foot is analyzed and recorded. These measurements are then used to create custom orthotic insoles for cycling shoes, which will pay dividends over hundreds of thousands of pedal strokes. 

Power Profiling

The power meter is only a useful training tool if paired to a power based training plan. A key pillar to building any training plan is the establishment of an athlete’s power profile. With a power profile test, the athlete will work until exhaustion, at which point power zones can be established and used for training.

Multi tests options:
  • Threshold Power Output
    • Ramp-up test to maximal effort
  • Force/velocity curve for cycling
    • Maximal power test (Wingate)
  • Endurance assessment test for cycling
    • Test showing k-joule output

FMS (Functional Movement System)

The starting point is movement and balance

Muscular imbalances and soft tissue inefficiencies can be responsible for chronic pain or discomfort while training and racing. The FMS test can be used to determine latent imbalances or other issues, at which point they can be individually addressed and improved. Once addressed head on, the athlete can expect to feel stronger and perform longer with fewer interruptions.