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Centre for Sports Science Support & Physiological Testing at the University of Essex

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Sports Science

Triathlon Tests

Triathlon packages


Altitude Training

Bike Tests

Run Tests

swim tests

Body Composition

Club & Team Support





Sports Science Testing

Whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned professional, training by yourself or as part of a team, the Human Performance Unit can provide the sports science testing for you.


See the links (left) for the range of sport science testing we offer, including VO2max Test and Lactate Threshold Test for example.

Each page includes video clips which show us in action. If you can’t find what you are looking for contact us to discuss our bespoke solutions.

We work with numerous triathletes, cyclists and runners, professional football teams, swimming clubs and a range of other sports.

The extensive expertise within the HPU team means we can cater for all sports science needs and help you achieve peak performance.


Video showing some of the testing we undertake at the HPU


Members Area

The Human Performance Unit members area allows users to access exercise test data, their own online training log and race planner.


Results from multiple sport science tests can be compared and members signed up to Human Performance Unit coaching will be able to see their training plans and fill in the log for the triathlon coach to monitor progress.


Member access is free to all Human Performance Unit customers, simply contact us to sign up. Non-members can look around our members site by clicking here.





Bike Fitting

Visit our new bike fitting page,
just click the link above for more info.

‘I have found the insight gained from regular performance testing hugely beneficial. Year on year it has been interesting to compare physiological gains and continue identifying ways to improve performance. I recommend and use pre & post season testing with all the athletes I coach and work’

Fiona Ford 
L2 British Triathlon Coach and Professional Triathlete


Services offered include:

• Sport science testing
• Sport science support
• VO2max test

• Lactate threshold test
• Triathlon testing
• Bike testing
• Run testing
• Fitness assessment


Click on the links top left for more information about these services.




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