Exercise Physiology Testing Laboratory - Lillehammer

The Exercise Physiology Testing Laboratory at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer campus, is a regional testing centre for Olympiatoppen – an organisation in charge of training Norwegian elite athletes.

It conducts both research and commercial testing of anything from national team athletes to amateurs, in various fields such as running, cycling, and roller skiing.

Everyone is warmly invited to contact us!

Why get tested?

There are many potential reasons for getting tested, whether you are a professional athlete, amateur, or want to start working out and implement lifestyle changes.

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Who is eligible to undergo a physical test at the Lillehammer laboratory?

  • You must be over 16 years of age.
  • You have to be completely healthy a minimum of three days prior to the test, and on the test day itself.
  • Anyone being tested must bring a health self-declaration form.

How should you prepare for the test?

  • You have to eat and drink well on the day of the test, but no later than 60 minutes before the beginning of the test
  • You have to show up wearing appropriate workout clothes, and must complete a warm-up prior to the beginning of the test.

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How long is the test?

  • When measuring  maximal oxygen uptake, the test itself takes 6-12 minutes, but calculating going over the testing procedure and warm-up, the entire process takes approximately 30 minutes altogether.
  • A lactate profile test is more comprehensive and takes approximately 60 minutes.