Lactate threshold and metabolic testing
Duration: 1 hour
Whilst a high VO2 max is a prerequisite for success in endurance events, the ability to sustain a high per cent of VO2 max without accumulating fatigue is of greater importance.
Our laboratories can offer athletes an indication of this using a lactate threshold test.
The running speed of power output during cycling offers a strong predictor of fitness and performance. Well-trained marathon runners operate at a running velocity just above their lactate threshold value for the duration of the race.
The lactate threshold test can be carried out on a treadmill or a bicycle. We use the SRM ergonometer. You can bring you own cleat pedals if you wish to carry out the test on our SRM bicycle. Finger tip blood samples will be required to measure the blood lactate.
Fill in our online booking form and you will be contacted by a member of staff to book your session.
To find out more, please contact:
Dr Michael Newell
E: [email protected]