Metabolic Efficiency Testing Information

  • Metabolic Efficiency Testing should be done in a well-rested physical state. The following criteria must be adhered to prior to a test in order to determine accurate physiological values:

  • No exercise the day of the test

  • No exercise the day prior to the test if possible. If not possible, light aerobic exercise is preferred as early in the day as possible.

  • No eating or drinking anything with calories or caffeine (including gum, mints, herbal supplements, decaf coffee, tea) for 10-12 hours before the test. This is absolutely mandatory. Water is allowed the morning of the test.

Items to bring:

  • Appropriate clothing for your bike, run, or walking test.

  • Bike and shoes if you are doing your test on your bike. Any type of bike can be used as long as it does not have a through axle.

  • Your personal heart rate monitor if you have one. If you do not have one, we can supply one for testing.

  • Water bottle and post-workout beverage and/or food.

Time Commitment:

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled test.

  • Your appointment will be scheduled for 1.5 - 2 hours and will include resting measurements, the exercise test and interpretation time afterwards.

  • A light interpretation will be done immediately following the test. Your eNRG Sport Dietitian requires time to analyze the data from the assessment thus the final interpretation will be delivered via email if time does not permit following the session.

Payment is due prior to or on the day of the test via check, cash or credit card.

Metabolic Efficiency Testing Questionnaire

eNRG Performance Team Member *
Name *
Telephone Number *
Telephone Number
Scheduled test date *
Scheduled test date
Testing method *
For treadmill tests
Are you comfortable on a treadmill? *
Do you use a treadmill in your training? *
For bike tests
Do you use a power meter? *
Nutrition Log
Metabolic Efficiency test waiver
You will perform a near-threshold effort exercise test on a bike, a bike ergometer or a motor driven treadmill. The work levels will begin at a low intensity and will gradually increase throughout the test. The test can be stopped at any time should you experience fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain or any feelings of discomfort. There is some risk involved with performing an exercise test. Certain changes can occur in response to exercise including abnormal blood pressure changes, dizziness, myocardial infarction, stroke, or death. Every effort will be made to minimize these risks and emergency equipment and trained personnel will be available. Information you have about your health status or previous experiences with higher intensity physical effort or testing may affect the safety of your exercise test. You are responsible for fully disclosing such information to the staff. I have asked the test administer any questions I have pertaining to this test and I understand that performance of this exercise test is completely VOLUNTARY and I am able to stop the test at any point. I hereby attest that i am in good health and my physical condition HAS BEEN VERIFIED by a licensed medical doctor, who has RELEASED ME to participate in strenuous physical activity and testing. I understand that an EKG test will NOT be conducted and there will NOT be a physician on site during my test. I have provided, in writing, a signed consent form from my physician stating that he/she is aware that I am performing an exercise test, that there will be no physician present, that there is no contraindication to intense exercise, and that there will not be EKG monitoring during this test. *
Date *

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