Podiumfit.ie-Professional Blood Lactate Testing
Blood Lactate Testing
What is Blood Lactate?
The lactate threshold (LT) or anaerobic threshold (AT)) is the
exercise intensity at which lactate (lactic acid) & hydrogen
starts to accumulate in the blood stream and impede performance.
The lactate threshold is a useful measure for deciding exercise
intensity for training and racing in endurance sports (e.g. long
distance running, cycling, rowing, swimming and triathlon), but
varies between individuals and can be increased with training, and
likewise decrease if injured, sick or after a break from
Why do I need to get tested?
We have all been told to "Do the
Hard training Hard, and the easy, easy!" But how hard is hard, and
how easy is easy???? What heart rate zones should I be training in
to get the best benefits from my training?? We at podiumfit.ie
take all the guesswork out of your training programmes by getting
your personal heart rate zones professionally accessed and
explained in an easy to understand way. The test involves taking
Blood lactate levels (via blood sample) while increasing intensity
during a step or ramp test to gain accurate personal training data
An Athletes lactate threshold can be increased substantially with
the right training program. Athletes often use their lactate
threshold to determine how to train and what sort of a pace they
can maintain during endurance sports. Because the lactate
threshold can be increased greatly with the right type of
training, it is important and would be advised to engage a sports
coach to help devise a suitable training plan to increase this
important value, this is where podiumfit.ie are here to
Help. With an extensive history of successful endurance
events behind us, training and certification from various sports
and medical bodies we know the science and know the needs &
demands of your sport and what you need to achieve.
Traditionally, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) has been viewed as
the key component to success in prolonged exercise activities
(Bassett & Howley 2000). However, more recently scientists
have reported that the lactate threshold is the most consistent
predictor of performance in endurance events. Studies have
repeatedly found high correlations between performance in
endurance events such as running, cycling, and race-walking and
the maximal steady-state workload at the lactate threshold
(McKardle, Katch, & Katch 1996).
- Body Fat Analysis
- Peak Flow
- Visceral Fat Measurement
- Blood Pressure
- Skin Folds
- Power/Weight Ratios
Testing is available from our
clinic in Carndonagh, or at the Yoga & Pilates Centre Derry We
can also travel to test groups of athletes or Clubs (minimum
number of 5 per group booking) Discounts available for large
groups, but facility and travel charges may apply.
Dont just be fit, be
Podiumfit.ie is your one-stop shop for optimum sports performance
We do things slightly differently as we not only look after your
training, but also your equipment, your diet, your body, your
training zones & fitness levels.
Our dedicated coaching staff devote their time, effort, experience
and knowledge to ensuring that every minute, every drop of sweat,
every heartbeat is making you a better, stronger, faster athlete.
Living by motto of
Don’t count the miles! Make the miles Count!