Lactate Threshold Testing

What is Physiological Testing?

Physiological testing provides us, you, and your coach the data needed to make informed decisions regarding your training and nutrition programs in order to guide you to success. 

Unlike field tests like time trials and FTPs that only tell us the output (watts, HR, etc), physiological testing tells us what is happening inside the body. Specifically, what is driving that output and where possible limitations to your training may be. Our professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and protocols to ensure that we are able to understand what your body needs to succeed.We offer both VO2 max and lactate threshold testing.

VO2 Max & Economy Testing

VO2 stands for oxygen consumption and is a picture of your metabolism. As we know, the body needs oxygen to create energy for training and racing. Therefore, the better your body is at delivering oxygen and using it, the more fit you are and the more power and speed you are able to generate and sustain. Your VO2 max is an indicator of your fitness and economy refers to how efficiently you use energy at your race pace. What you’ll learn from a VO2 test:

  • Your VO2 Max score (how fit you are)
  • Your maximal or near maximal heart rate
  • Training zones customized to your unique physiology (HR, Power, Pace)
  • How much fat and carb you burn at different intensities
  • How many calories you burn per minute/hour at different intensities
  • Insight into physiological limitations
  • How to adapt training and nutrition (macro) in order to meet your goals

Lactate Threshold Testing

A byproduct of energy production during exercise and a secondary source of energy, blood Lactate (aka lactic acid) production increases as our body shift to burning more carbohydrates at faster rates. The term “threshold” refers to the intensity at which your body shifts from sustainable energy production (supply meeting demands) to a point at which energy production and turnover is failing to keep up with demand and intensity and effort is no longer sustainable. What you learn from this test:

  • Training zones customized to your body’s unique physiology (HR, Power, Pace)
  • Insight into physiological limitations
  • How to adapt training and nutrition (macro) in order to meet your goals

Packages* –

*can be purchased for running or cycling

The Complete Picture: VO2max & Lactate Threshold – $350

Metabolic & VO2 Max Testing: including substrate oxidation and training zones- $300

Metabolic & VO2 Max Testing: including substrate oxidation and training zones- $300

Lactate Threshold Testing: including training zones for Power & HR – $175

 

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

By phone – 303-771-3329 … By e-mail – kathy@thefastlab.com