Center of Excellence
Sport Specific Performance Evaluation and Testing
There are many different reasons for exercise testing. The data obtained can be used as a diagnostic tool, for informational and comparative insight, or to create new exercise programs and monitor progress.
VO2 Max Testing
A VO2 max is a numerical measurement of your body’s ability to consume oxygen. The main goal of the VO2 max test is to assess maximum oxygen consumption and calculate heart rate training zones for endurance training. This test can be accomplished by running, biking, roller skiing, swimming or rowing.
Testing Session Timeline
10-15 min / warm-up
10 min / set-up and rest
15-20 min / VO2 Max test
10 min / rest
10-15 min / test results and evaluation
Note: no hard workouts day prior or day of the test, good sleep and hydration. No carbs 3 hours prior to the test.
- One Hour Session / $150
Junior Group Testing (recommended for teams)
- One Hour Session / $250
Adult Group Testing (4 - 5 people)
- One Hour Session / $500
Ski Technique Analysis
The CXC Center of Excellence is equipped with a full size
10’ x 12’ rollerski treadmill. Athletes of all ages and abilities are offered the opportunity to ski indoors to analyze ski technique.
During a rollerski treadmill ski technique session, a professional CXC coach will be there to administer the activity while providing feedback and technique evaluation.
To gain adequate insight into your own progress we recommend scheduling a ski technique session mid-spring, mid-summer and/or mid-fall.
With no prior or little roller ski experience, the treadmill can be a big challenge. As an alternative, we can offer a one-on-one or group ski technique session outdoors and provide roller skis. Bring your helmet, poles, gloves, optional protective gear (knee and elbow pads), and a water bottle.
- One Hour Technique Session (Classic or Skate) / $150
Junior Group Session (recommended for teams)
- One Hour Technique Session (Classic or Skate) / $250
Adult Group Session (4 - 5 people)
- One Hour Technique Session (Classic or Skate) / $500
Sign up for a session at the CXC Performance Lab to precisely measure how your body functions.
“I want to say thank you and how much we enjoyed our time with Yuriy on Saturday. All three of us took away some great technique tips that we can all think about and work on now and when the snow starts to fly! It was a great way to kick off the xc ski season for all of us! It was even more impressive that we had two different techniques and three different skill levels and Yuriy provided great feedback with all three of us!”
JEREME NOFFKE - MADISON, WI
" The skill work on rollerski treadmill has payed off dramatically.
I'm finding that my upper body has been getting far less fatigued during hill work and on long skis. "
TYLER OLSEN - St. Paul, MN
We welcome your questions, comments, or feedback!
718 Post Road
Madison, WI 53713