Wingate test

This test is specifically designed to test your sprinting skills. Repeating this test will tell you how your sprint and anaerobic capacity develops over time.

Perform this test

You’ll be forwarded to the Tacx Desktop app. To perform this test in the Tacx Training app, open the app and search for “Wingate” at “Workouts”.

 

In the Tacx Desktop app and the Tacx Training app we offer the Wingate test for free, download the apps for free here. The test starts with 4 minutes of easy pedalling at a cadence between 60 and 70 rpm. Try to keep your power output roughly around 120 watt for men and 90 watts for women. After this warm-up, a 10 second warm-up sprint begins. Start sprinting from an rpm of 60 and try deliver as much power as you can for 10 seconds. Try to really hit a high cadence right off the bat. You will get a 2 minute rest after which the real test starts. Just as the warm up sprint, start sprinting from 60 rpm and again try to hit a high cadence as possible. Only this time keep on sprinting for 30 seconds and whatever you do, just don’t stop hammering those pedals. Even when you cadence drops to 50 rpm or lower, don’t stop before the end. This workout ends with a 3.5 minute cool down to catch your breath again.

Do not be fooled by the short duration of this test of only 30 seconds. It test is brutal, so make sure you are well rested and have fresh legs. When performing this test, please make sure that:

  • Your gearing ratio is approximately 1.95. So for example 39×20 or 36×18.
  • Your chain and chainrings are not worn out for your own safety.
  • You have set your weight correctly in the profile settings.

If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, light-headedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath please consult a physician first before executing this test.

Now hop on that trainer and push your limits!