A test for individuals who want to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of their training.
Your Lactate Threshold will determine your performance ability in endurance events.
Approximately 60 minutes
On arrival, you will have a brief consultation with one of our sports scientists about your current training and performance goals. There will be plenty of time to discuss the protocol and ask any questions before starting the test. We will then obtain height, weight, and a resting fingerprick blood lactate sample.
Following an advised ~10-minute warm-up, you will start the lactate threshold test at a pre-determined intensity (identified from race times and/or current training). The intensity of the activity is increased every 4-5 minutes. At the end of every interval, we obtain heart rate, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and blood lactate (via fingerprick or ear lobe). The test is stopped when LT2 has been reached.
All information collected is analysed and displayed within a detailed physiological report that is sent to you following the test. We will also provide recommendations on how to utilise the data to optimise your training.
This test can be completed on a treadmill, WattBike, or your own bike using our Wahoo Kickr turbo trainer.
Individuals training or competing in an endurance activity looking to gain an understanding of their performance limitations and how to maximise their training effectiveness. Essential for identifying your ideal race pace and accurate training zones which can be used to overcome training plateaus and optimise performance.