Performance diagnostics


Welcome to our page for performance diagnostics and sports medicine training advice.
Dr. med. Nicolas Gumpert is the head of the Center for Treadmill Analysis. You can find us at:

Lumedis - Performance Diagnostics Department -

  • Kaiserstraße 14 (entrance Kirchnerstraße 2)
  • 60322 Frankfurt
  • Tel: 069 24753120
  • email: [email protected]

Thanks to our collaboration between sports medicine specialists, sports scientists and orthopedic surgeons, we enable optimal support for all aspects of performance diagnostics and sports.
We look forward to welcoming you as a patient and athlete to the Center for Performance Diagnostics.
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What is performance diagnostics?

The lactate is measured on the earlobe

The targeted sports medical performance diagnostics enables a differentiated diagnosis of the current performance level. In recent years, performance diagnostics was primarily intended for performance-oriented competitive athletes to optimize training. Above all, athletes in the field of pure endurance sports have themselves regularly examined in order to maximize competitive performance. Through the targeted analysis of athletic performance, sports medical performance diagnostics was applied in the field of game sports. Hardly any sports club in higher performance classes today does without the standardized analysis of the performance of individual athletes. In the last few years, the performance diagnostic examination has moved more and more into the focus of leisure and popular sports. Recreational athletes with little training experience in particular benefit from a targeted examination and subsequent training planning. If you are interested in performance diagnostics, you can find our offers here.

What types of performance diagnostics are there?

There are several options available for performance diagnostics in sport. The standardized lactate level test has prevailed in the past. The athlete starts at a set speed on the Treadmill, Exercise bike or Rowing machine. The speed is increased by a certain amount every three minutes. At the end of the interval each Lactate value and heart rate noted.

The values ​​are entered in a table to be evaluated at the end using a curve, the so-called lactate curve.

Further possibilities of performance diagnostics are by means of Spiroergometry possible. A rudimentary form of performance diagnostics is Cooper testwhich is mainly used in school sports. Our performance diagnostics department has been using the lactate level test as a test parameter for performance diagnostics for years.

What are the benefits of performance diagnostics?

successful in sport

The Performance diagnostics enables the exact assessment of the current performance. By evaluating the lactate curve, optimal training planning in endurance sports and game sports is possible. The most common use of the lactate level test is to check the effectiveness of training. The effectiveness of training methods can be precisely determined by means of test comparisons between the initial test and the initial test.

In the leisure sector, it is particularly ambitious competitive athletes who have the optimal training heart rate determined at the beginning of training.

You too can benefit from the advantages of performance diagnostics. Arrange one Appointment for performance diagnostics in the Orthopedicum Frankfurt

What is being measured?

In most cases, sports training and training planning are based on heart rate tables. However, these tables are subject to a very large intra-individual and inter-individual fluctuation. Training planning based on these tables is therefore not possible or only possible to a very limited extent. The performance diagnostics determine the individual anaerobic threshold using lactate levels in the blood. It is assumed that from a certain training intensity the human body can no longer synthesize athletic performance solely through the oxidative (using oxygen) combustion of carbohydrates (sugar). From a certain range, the energy supply is increasingly achieved through antioxidants (anaerobic, without oxygen). However, lactate accumulates as a waste product in the muscle and can be measured in the blood. The measurement is usually made in capillary blood and is taken from the earlobe.

What has to be considered?

In order to be able to guarantee the highest possible level of standardization, a few points must be observed in performance diagnostics.

  • The previous load should always remain the same in a performance diagnosis. You should completely avoid strenuous, sparse exercise on the day of the test. Even two days before the test, the training should not reach its limits.
  • Your diet should also be the same as possible before each lactate level test. The last meal should be made a maximum of 4 hours before the test and should be as high in carbohydrates as possible. If you withdraw carbohydrates from the body, the lactate curve shifts to the right and suggests increased performance.
  • Wearing sparse clothing is self-explanatory.
  • Any results of a test that has already been carried out are recommended.


Goal one Performance diagnostics is primarily the assessment of the so-called actual condition of every athlete, regardless of whether they are a hobby or competitive athlete. If you know this condition, then the training in the area of ​​the sport being practiced can be planned more individually and therefore much more target-oriented. Otherwise there is a risk of overburdening the body and ultimately damaging it.

The goals of performance diagnostics can be summarized as follows:

  • Medical and performance physiological examinations of athletes / athletes to assess the individual state of health, which enables conclusions to be drawn about physical performance and individual fitness for sport and competition.
  • Medical care of the athletes through performance physiological examinations.
  • Training methodical planning (mostly together with the trainer).
  • Nutritional advice