Press Release – Hand in hand: INSCYD Partners with CTS to revolutionize performance diagnostics

1/12/21 – Salenstein, Switzerland / Colorado Springs, USA

Two of the most innovative and best performing companies have joined forces. The coaching company Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) brings on board the analysis software and the unique training science tool INSCYD to support their performance diagnostic work.

Carmichael Training Systems is the premier destination for world-class coaching in endurance sports, fitness, nutrition and performance. Founded in 2000 by Olympian and US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, the company continues to be one of the most innovative and successful coaching companies in the United States. CTS employs more than 50 professional coaches, all of whom are trained, mentored, and monitored through the rigorous CTS Coaching Education Program.

To ensure CTS Athletes receive the best service, expertise, and guidance, CTS partnered with INSCYD, the most advanced training software for analyzing and planning athletes’ endurance performance. Learn more about INSCYD Testing from CTS.

“CTS Coaches work remotely with athletes all over the world, and very few have affordable access to a physiology lab for performance testing. INSCYD allows coaches to obtain accurate testing data from athletes they can’t bring to a lab,“ reports Chris Carmichael.

No other tool on the market guarantees such accurate measurement

INSCYD opens up a whole new world for coaches and athletes. The innovative performance diagnostics provide a reliable all-round view of all the athlete’s physiological data and create an individual 360° metabolic performance profile that allows an immediate analysis of strengths and weaknesses. The coach can use the results to determine the best course of action for upcoming training measures. INSCYD is the only validated glycolytic performance measurement tool (VLamax) that provides such precise and accurate data. In addition, it can be used for almost all endurance sports, shortens and simplifies the workload because it requires only a small amount of data and uses innovative algorithms to calculate a large number of physiological metrics. This includes aerobic power, glycolytic power, anaerobic threshold, energy cost of locomotion, economy, fuel contribution (Fat vs. Carbohydrate), rate of lactate accumulation, rate/speed of recovery, aerobic vs. anaerobic energy contribution, buffering capacity, glycolytic utilization, and many more performance metrics.

“I’ve known CTS since I was an active athlete myself, and I’m absolutely thrilled to have arguably the best-known and most successful coaching company in the U.S., and perhaps the world, join us,” says project leader and co-developer of INSCYD Sebastian Weber about the new alliance.

Well-known teams such as Team JUMBO-VISMA, Movistar Team and the German Swimming Association, are already working with the software and are very enthusiastic.

“I’ve been an athlete for 50 years and a coach for more than 30 years, and in that time I’ve seen – and at times contributed to – game-changing advances in sports science and technology. I think INSCYD will be added to the list of game-changing advances in coaching and athletic performance,“ said Carmichael.

The Power Performance Decoder (PPD): INSCYD’s New Weapon

The Power Performance Decoder by INSCYD allows coaches and athlete to carry out performance diagnostics independent of location, at any time, with laboratory accuracy, yet without the need for a lab. It is the first and only tool in the world that combines laboratory and field data. And what works so well on the bike will be expanded this year with the Running Power Performance Decoder.

“The PPD provides meaningful, repeatable, and actionable insights that help professional coaches deliver more value for the athletes they work with,” emphasizes Chris Carmichael.


INSCYD is a holistic tool, enabling innovative performance diagnostics to create a granular analysis of the physiology of an athlete and therefore the creation of highly individual and laser focused training programs. INSCYD is the only scientifically validated tool to measure glycolytic power (= VLamax). The company, based in Salenstein, Switzerland, was founded by renowned sports scientist Sebastian Weber who has been active in professional cycling for more than 20 years. He has been in charge of the professional teams HTC/Highroad/Columbia, Katusha, Cannondale and the multiple world champions Tony Martin, Peter Sagan and 11x Tour de France stage winner André Greipel. INSCYD is already used by over 160 coaches and performance diagnostic institutes around the world. In addition, well-known teams, athletes and federations work with the smart tool, such as the cycling teams Jumbo-Visma, Movistar, CCC, Alpecin-Fenix, the sports federations German Triathlon Federation, French Swimming Federation, Singapore Swimming Federation and many more.

About CTS

A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry CTS has improved the performance of more than 20,000 athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael, and home to more than 50 professional coaches, CTS seeks to change lives and ultimately the world, through the power of movement, healthy habits, knowledge, and inspiration. The company provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels. For more information, visit


Press Contact:
Mr. Moritz Scheidl

Oberfelben 3
8268 Salenstein / Switzerland

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