Alfonso Penichet-Tomas , Jose M. Jimenez-Olmedo , Basilio Pueo and Javier Olaya-Cuartero
Research Group in Health, Physical Activity, and Sports Technology (Health-Tech), Faculty of Education,
University of Alicante, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
Laboratory exercise testing is a crucial tool for personalized training prescription in
endurance athletes, as well as for monitoring progress and evaluating performance .
Performance evaluation is significant for athletes, coaches, and trainers, especially if the
results are translated into recommendations for daily training . These tests enable the
assessment of aerobic capacity and customization of exercise prescriptions according to
the specific profile of the sport discipline and the athlete . The data gathered from
exercise testing offer valuable insights into physiological characteristics and adaptations to
controlled exercise loads . They can even be used for talent selection and scouting for
potential future champions .