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Lactate

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Live Demo – Wed 21st Jan @7pm VeloSport, Putney

Live Demo – Wed 21st Jan @7pm VeloSport, Putney

  This live demonstration of a full lactate threshold profile will provide valuable insight into current endurance sports performance assessment and best practices.  VeloSport’s own Steve James will be the test subject on the night…so come along and witness his suffering! The lactate threshold power/ heart rate is an important parameter of cycling performance, and is now commonly used […]

Best practice

Best practice

As a member of BASES looking to gain accreditation as a Chartered Scientist in Sports and Exercise Science I am obliged to follow the code of conduct which is formed around World Medical Association guidelines for conducting scientific experimentation on human volunteers and subjects enrolled into novel investigation for the purposes of scientific progression. Even […]

Perfect Pacing

Perfect Pacing

The club 10 or an odd half-marathon now and again don’t seem to satisfy us endurance athletes anymore, as we seek bigger and bigger challenges the fitter we get. The number of sport science publications have also rocketed in the last few years, on hydration, fuelling and general long distance performance. Ultra-distance events are definitely […]

Lactate is unique!

Lactate is unique!

I have previously described the three primary independent factors which dictate endurance cycling performance which are known to applied exercise physiologists….   1. Gross cycling efficiency – the ability to use oxygen and convert fuel (carbs/fats/ protein etc) to energy in the muscles and is dictated by individual expression of specific metabolic enzymes which control […]

Hi’s and Lo’s of cycling

Hi’s and Lo’s of cycling

As the last of the Northern classics are finished, and the Giro is looming, now is the time that many of you who are in store for some Continental cycling, or a late Spring training camp further afield will be anticipating some long awaited back-to-back days of ascending and descending some legendary pro-tour climbs! As many of my […]

Lactate – shrouded in mystery?

Lactate – shrouded in mystery?

Why the confusion? Up until recently, the name ‘lactic acid’ has been the subject of much confusion in sports science, and for good reason. Measurements taken during studies designed to understand the onset of fatigue and exhaustion in athletes performing maximal exercise had previously and wrongly associated ‘lactic acid’ with the abrupt fatigue at intensities […]

Head-to-Head LTP profiling – Road vs Triathlon

Head-to-Head LTP profiling – Road vs Triathlon

We are going to compare the difference in lactate threshold profiles between four classes of high-level competitive endurance cyclists; two top international triathletes and two pure-play road racers (Elite and a veteran 2nd Cat). Its the end of the season and most competitive athletes who have stopped racing and full-time training will be in recovery […]

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