What is the Lactate Threshold Test?
Following a 10 minute warm-up period, the workload increases every 4 minutes. This process continues until you stop the test. The number of increases can range between 5 and 9 (20-36 minutes total in length). Before the test, we will take a resting finger prick blood sample and at the end of each stage.
Why should I get tested?
Are you getting the most out of your training? Are you training too hard which is more often the case or not hard enough?
Simply put, if you’re not assessing, then you’re guessing.
The lactate threshold test is one of the best indicators of your optimal ‘race pace’. The ‘lactate threshold’ can gauge training and racing intensities for longer events. The ‘lactate turn-point’ provides a clear sign of pacing for shorter events.
Using the test data, we can identify training and racing intensities specific to you. This intern will optimise your training and minimise ineffective training time.
We will identify your:
- Lactate Threshold
- Lactate Turnpoint
- Relevant heart rate markers
- Calculation of training zones
After the test, you will receive feedback and suggestions on how to use the data within your training.
How much does a test cost?
The full test is £70 and will last about 1 hour in total. To book onto this service or for more information, please get in touch with us today on 01244 343106.