Physiology & Health Tests

Skinfold caliper assessments

Skinfold caliper assessments provides a reliable and non-invasive method for athletes to estimate their body composition. The test not only measures skinfold thickness, but also circumferences, girths, proportions, and body types, providing a comprehensive evaluation of anthropometry.

Our skinfold measures are performed by a clinical physiologist, accredited by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).

The evaluation of body fat distribution has profound implications for endurance performance and overall health. Studies have shown that higher skinfold thicknesses in athletes are predictive of injury, hinder mobility and flexibility, and decrease running speed over all distances. Furthermore, central obesity, as highlighted through skinfold assessment, is associated with elevated risks of coronary heart disease and metabolic disorders. In contrast, individuals who have a higher proportion of peripheral fat deposits are considered to have lower metabolic health risks. Regular monitoring of body composition provides a comprehensive understanding of an athlete’s fitness and can aid in informed decision-making regarding training and nutrition programs.

The following indicators of body composition are described in a comprehensive scientific report utilising normative datasets to identify areas of improvement:


  • Height (cm)
  • Weight (kg)
  • Body mass index (BMI)

Skinfolds (mm):

  • Biceps
  • triceps
  • subscapular
  • iliac crest
  • supraspinale
  • abdominal
  • mid-axillary
  • thigh
  • calf

Circumferences (cm):

  • Waist
  • Hip
  • Mid-upper arm (relaxed)
  • Belly of bicep (tensed)
  • Calf

Bone breadths (mm):

  • Humerus
  • Femur
  • Wrist

Price: £75.00

Lactate threshold test

The lactate threshold test assesses the intensity range at which your blood lactate concentration surpasses resting levels, indicating that lactate production is greater than disposal.

The test includes four-minute running stages at escalating speeds, with lactate and heart rate measurements recorded by a Polar H10 chest strap at the end of each stage. Lactate is assessed by sampling a small quantity of blood from the tip of a finger, measured using the Lactate Pro blood analyser. Knowledge of your lactate intensity domains may be used to structure a scientific training program, guided by your individual response to exercise stress. Your lactate response will be assessed with respect to your heart rate to enable to the creation of comprehensive training zone guidance with upper and lower limits for heart rate and running velocity. Following this guidance will improve the specificity of your training programme and promote the desired endurance performance adaptations.

Price: £125.00

Duration: 1 hour

Please note, it is not possible to book these tests online.

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