Live VO2 Max/LIP Demonstration At Your School: We'll Come To You Anywhere in Victoria.
Allowing VCE PE students to experience elite level testing, while saving you money on bus hire, the inconvenience of organising permission forms, and students missing classes.
Live VO2 Max/LIP Demonstration At Your School: We'll Come To You Anywhere in Victoria.
Allowing VCE PE students to experience elite level testing, while saving you money on bus hire, the inconvenience of organising permission forms, and students missing classes.
Steve McGrath,
Head of PE at Aquinas College
“What a great opportunity for our students to have access to and observe elite level fitness testing and procedures made available through Luke at METs Performance. The convenience of Luke being able to come to our school with the analysis equipment was a viable option in the school context. He was extremely professional in his conduct and interaction with our students. Throughout and following the lactate test (conducted by one of our students) Luke engaged with students in discussion, linking the data collected to relevant key knowledge in the VCE PE study design including energy systems, fatigue and recovery, acute responses, chronic adaptations, training and performance enhancement.” 
standard package
From $597 
$597 base price is excl GST and includes up to 20 students. Additional $20/student for numbers 21 and above.
  • 90 minute session (flexible to your class times).
  • One VO2 max/lactate test as standard
  • One Wingate anaerobic capacity test as standard
  • Electronic copy of data worksheets to print so students can graph acute responses as we go.
  • Thorough explanation of the data using key words relevant to the study design.
  • Thorough revision session covering key learning areas relevant to Unit 1 AO2, Unit 3 AOS2, and Unit 4 AOS1&2.
  • Full copy of the data emailed to you for later use in class.
  • OPTIONAL: Additional VO2 max/Lactate test for $215.
  • OPTIONAL: Additional Wingate anaerobic capacity test for $50.
  • OPTIONAL: Detailed revision booklet with questions and answers related to the demonstration, written with the study design in mind for $10/student.
Travel Cost
Free*
*No extra cost for 0-100km from 16/17 Miles Street, Mulgrave VIC 3170
  • Contact luke@metsperformance.com if booking further than 100km away for a custom quote.
  • Travel charge may be reduced or waived for multiple schools booking on the same date in a similar location. Email luke@metsperformance.com for details.
About The Demo...
METS is a Melbourne-based company which offers a specialised service to VCE PE students in Victoria. We bring all the equipment to your school and set up in your classroom, lecture theatre or gymnasium, and put a student (or teacher!) through a VO2 max/lactate test and wingate anaerobic capacity test. The standard service is 90 minutes and includes the tests, interpretation of data, and detailed discussion/revision of key topics. This time-frame can be altered to suit class times.

During the demonstration, we discuss the physiological changes occurring in the participant including:
1. Energy system interplay including rate and yield, and the relative contribution of each.
2. Acute responses to exercise including changes in ventilation, tidal volume, breathing rate, heart rate, stroke volume, and a-vo2 difference.
3. Fatigue mechanisms including the redistribution of blood to induce sweating, the role of H+ in fatigue, the Lactate Inflection Point, and glycogen depletion (depending on where you're at in the study design).
4. The relative contribution of fats and carbs for fuel, and the influence of exercise intensity on each.
5. The benefits of active and passive recoveries, including which sports/activities they are relevant for. 

After the tests, we take 2 minutes to download the data (shown towards the bottom of this page), and show students how ventilation, heart rate, stroke volume, a-vo2 difference, and VO2 changes in response to increases in exercise intensity.

The remainder of the service involves conducting a thorough revision session covering topics appropriate to where students currently are in the study design. This involves areas such as:
1. Oxygen deficit, steady state, and EPOC.
2. Glycogen depletion.
3. Heat load stress and dehydration.
4. Chronic adaptations to exercise.
5. Training methods to improve cardiovascular fitness (continuous, short, medium, and long interval training, HIT, fartlek) including work:rest ratios and appropriate intensities.
6. The principles of periodisation and programming.
7. Conducting fitness testing: PAR-Q, informed consent, aims and protocols, test reliability and validity.
8. Ergogenic aids and altitude training.

The best aspect of this service is that we have dedicated staff who specialise in delivering this presentation and know the VCE PE study design back to front. We complete this service as part of a full time job. That means you can rest assured that we will:
1. Speak the appropriate amount jargon which a VCE PE student can understand (we use as many key terms as possible).
2. Cover topics appropriate to where you're currently at in the study design, and simplify concepts students often find difficult to grasp.
3. Provide a consistent service year after year (as opposed to alternatives which use interns who can be 'hit and miss' with the terminology they use).

Here's a brief 9 minute taste of what you can expect during the testing component of the demo (before we analyse the data and link it to the study design).
About The Demo...
METS is a Melbourne-based company which offers a specialised service to VCE PE students in Victoria. We bring all the equipment to your school and set up in your classroom, lecture theatre or gymnasium, and put a student (or teacher!) through a VO2 max and lactate test. The standard service is 90 minutes and includes the test, interpretation of data, and detailed discussion/revision of key topics. This time-frame can be altered to suit class times.

During the demonstration, we discuss the physiological changes occurring in the participant including:
1. Energy system interplay including rate and yield, and the relative contribution of each.
2. Acute responses to exercise including changes in ventilation, tidal volume, breathing rate, heart rate, stroke volume, and a-vo2 difference.
3. Fatigue mechanisms including the redistribution of blood to induce sweating, the role of H+ in fatigue, the Lactate Inflection Point, and glycogen depletion (depending on where you're at in the study design).
4. The relative contribution of fats and carbs for fuel, and the influence of exercise intensity on each.
5. The benefits of active and passive recoveries, including which sports/activities they are relevant for. 

After the test, we take 2 minutes to download the data (shown towards the bottom of this page), and show students how ventilation, heart rate, stroke volume, a-vo2 difference, and VO2 changes in response to increases in intensity.

The remainder of the service involves conducting a thorough revision session covering topics appropriate to where students currently are in the study design. This involves areas such as:
1. Oxygen deficit, steady state, and EPOC.
2. Glycogen depletion.
3. Heat load stress and dehydration.
4. Chronic adaptations to exercise.
5. Training methods to improve cardiovascular fitness (continuous, short, medium, and long interval training, HIT, fartlek) including work:rest ratios and appropriate intensities.
6. The principles of periodisation and programming.
7. Conducting fitness testing: PAR-Q, informed consent, aims and protocols, test reliability and validity.
8. Ergogenic aids and altitude training.

The best aspect of this service is that we have dedicated staff who specialise in delivering this presentation and know the VCE PE study design back to front. We complete this service as part of a full time job. That means you can rest assured that we will:
1. Speak the appropriate amount jargon which a VCE PE student can understand (we use as many key terms as possible).
2. Cover topics appropriate to where you're currently at in the study design, and simplify concepts students often find difficult to grasp.
3. Provide a consistent service year after year (as opposed to alternatives which use interns who can be 'hit and miss' with the terminology they use).

“Luke and the METS team provided our students with an interactive and engaging experience that covered some core content and really helped develop a strong understanding of content that is otherwise difficult to grasp. A great addition to any VCE Physical Education curriculum.” 
Alister Stuart - Lilydale High School
“The sessions were organised in a flexible convenient style that suited our requirements. Students were able to ask questions and they were answered with the Study design in mind.” 
Andrew Leaumont - Mt Lilydale Mercy College
What Does The Test Involve?
1. Volunteer completes informed consent and PAR-Q prior to the testing date (or parental guardian if under 18) - This is sent via email upon booking online. 

2. Volunteer’s height and weight is recorded, and resting blood lactate concentration is measured. The incremental test begins at a low intensity and is increased every three minutes until the volunteer reaches volitional exhaustion (elects to stop). Metabolic data is recorded constantly throughout the test, and blood lactate samples are taken at the conclusion of each 3 minute workload.

3. Lactate, heart rate, VO₂, ventilation, respiratory rate, a-vo2 difference, load (watts), and energy expenditure values are constantly recorded throughout the test and can be displayed and interpreted immediately following the conclusion of the test.

4. METS can perform the test independently, or can allow for a number of student volunteers to assist with the running of the test. METS' staff will complete all the blood lactate testing, but students’ roles can include:
- To periodically increase the bike’s wattage,
- Record heart rate and blood lactate values,
- Graph lactate vs heart rate vs power data on excel as we go,
- Look after the participant and provide them with feedback throughout the test.

The test itself will take approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on the fitness of the volunteer. At the conclusion of the test, all acute response data will be displayed on a projector or TV screen for interpretation.
When Should I Book?
We'll tailor the session to the following areas of study:
Unit 3 AOS 2
  •  Chemical and food fuels required for resynthesis of ATP, including their relative contribution at differing intensities.
  •  Characteristics of the ATP-PC, anaerobic glycolysis, and aerobic glycolysis systems including rate, yield, byproducts, limiting/fatiguing factors, and recovery rates associated with active and passive recoveries.
  •  Energy system interplay in relation to duration and intensity of exercise.
  •  Oxygen deficit, steady state, and EPOC in relation to oxygen uptake.
  •  Acute responses of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and muscular systems including ventilation, tidal volume, respiratory rate, heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a-vo2 difference.
Unit 4 AOS 1&2
  •  Measuring aerobic power from field and lab-based tests.
  •  Assessment of fitness testing including testing purpose, PAR-Q, informed consent, test aims and protocols, and test reliability and validity.
  •  VO2 max test as a standardised lab-based test for aerobic power, in comparison to the field-based 20m shuttle run test.
  •  Training principles including frequency, intensity, time, type, progression, specificity, individuality, diminishing returns, variety, maintenance, overtraining and detraining.
  •  Training methods to improve aerobic power including continuous, short, intermediate, long, and high intensity interval training, and fartlek training.
  •  Psychological strategies used to enhance performance in the context of endurance performance and maximal exercise testing.
  •  Nutritional and rehydration strategies including water, carbohydrate, and protein replenishment.
  •  Chronic adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular systems to aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training.
Unit 1 AOS 2
  •  The structure and function of the cardiovascular system.
  •  Components of blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
  •  The role of the cardiovascular system in thermoregulation.
  •  Vasodilation and vasoconstriction to regulate blood distribution during rest and exercise.
  •  The relationship between stroke volume, heart rate, and cardiac output at sub-max and maximal workloads.
  •  The structure and function of the respiratory system including the process of gaseous exchange.
  •  Legal and illegal ergogenic aids including altitude training, EPO, blood doping, and beta-blockers.
The Data Looks Like This...
“METS Performance Consulting were a fabulous addition to our VCE PE exam preparation. They ran a VO2 max and lactate lab test on site in the school gym. The execution of the test was extremely professional and the students were constantly asked questions relating to acute responses, energy systems, and fatiguing factors. Once the test was completed, Luke and Nick analysed the data with the students, providing them with a clear picture and understanding of some of the more complex concepts within the study design, including LIP and VO2 Max."
Jack Joslin - Carey Grammar
“The VO2 max and LIP demo Luke carries out at our school has proven to be invaluable to our students. They were able to make connections by actually seeing the test carried out and relating it directly back to the theory. It was great that we were able to compare data from 2 of our students (a 400m runner and a swimmer) - it really made clear the chronic adaptations for anaerobic and aerobic training. We have revisited this data many times throughout the year and helped gain a very clear understanding of relative and absolute VO2 max, LIP, and lactate accumulate and tolerance. It was so convenient to have the incursion come to us and we will definitely invite Luke back again next year."
Alicia McHugh - OLMC
"I found the demonstration to be a great way of improving student understanding of acute responses, energy system interplay, training thresholds, as well as fatigue and recovery considerations. My students were highly engaged and Luke generated great discussion amongst them. METS have a thorough understanding of the study design and key terminology year 11/12 VCE PE students should understand and be able to apply."
Rob Malpeli - The Knox School
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does your service cost?
Our base price is $597 excl GST, which covers up to 20 students. Add an additional $20/student for numbers 21 and above, and any optional extras you choose to include. We have a travel charge for schools further than 100km from our address at 17 Miles Street, Mulgrave. Travel cost may be waived if multiple schools from the area book on the same day.
What does the school need to supply?
All we need is a standard table, access to a power point, and a projector or TV to view the data. We bring EVERYTHING else. The front of a class room is plenty of space for us to set up.
What mode of testing do you offer?
Bike or rowing ergometer. Treadmills are a possibility if supplied by the school, however there is an increased risk of students falling off. Most schools choose the bike. We only offer bike test for the wingate testing.
We only have a 60 minute class. Can we still book the demonstration?
Absolutely. We are very versatile with this service. The test itself will only take 15-25 minutes anyway, so we can streamline the post-test revision.
Do you send us the data?
Yes, we will send you all the post-test data in an excel spreadsheet so you can look back over it in class.
Can we book this service at any time during the school year?
Yes, we take bookings at any time during the year subject to availability. Our availability will show up when you click the "Book Online Now" button below.
Does the student need to pass a medical exam prior to testing?
No, they just need to successfully pass the PAR-Q pre-activity screening (stages 1 and 2 only) and sign an informed consent form with a parent/guardian. These can be accessed here
We're a regional/country school, can we still book your services?
Yes, subject to availability. If you're further than 100km from the CBD, you'll need to email luke@metsperformance.com to inquire about availability to ensure we allow enough travel time.
Our school requires your proof of insurance and a WWCC on file, can you supply these?
All of our compliance forms can be downloaded here.
How do you take payment?
We'll invoice the school a booking deposit of $300 upon receiving your booking request. This will secure your time slot. Any outstanding amount will be invoiced after the booking date based on any student numbers above 20, or any optional extras you chose to include.
Do you offer any other testing services?
We offer biomechanics and fitness batteries too. More information can be found by clicking here.
I have a small class, can we bring our students to your facility?
Possibly, however the $600 minimum spend still applies. Please email luke@metsperformance.com to enquire.
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