Lactate Threshold Testing

Lactate threshold is the best predictor of race

 

performance!

Lactate Threshold Analyzer
Lactate Threshold Analyzer
 

Benefits of Lactate Threshold Testing:

Lactate Testing
Lactate Testing
  • Lactate testing is the gold standard of Performance Testing

  • Learn accurate power, pace, and heart rate zones individualized for you

  • Better understanding of which energy sources you are using

  • Be confident that you are training at the proper intensity levels to achieve maximum performance

  • Avoid the costly and often injurious mistake of OVERTRAINING!

  Lactate Threshold is the maximum steady state effort that can be maintained without lactate continually increasing.  Train above the Lactate Threshold and you will bonk, overtrain, or not gain the benefits of training in the first place.    Train suboptimally and your performance will not improve.   Your body naturally produces lactate as you train from which it can conveniently create more glycogen to fuel your muscles.  However, this isn't an instant process.  If you use up too much glycogen before your body can reproduce it from lactic acid you will unfortunately, bonk.  Hence, it's essential to know your own personal lactate threshold for training and racing to perform optimally and avoid overtraining and the dreaded bonk.  Take the guesswork out of training zones!

What you get:

  • Lactate data collected and charted
  • Data explained and analyzed
  • Individualized training zones established based on data collected
Additional coaching is also available with Mitchell Reiss.  
HR vs Lactate vs Time
HR vs Lactate vs Time
Example of Lactate vs. Power vs. HR
Example of Lactate vs. Power vs. HR