Blood Lactate Testing

The lactate threshold is the exercise intensity at which blood lactate (also known as lactate acid) begins to accumulate in the blood at a rate faster than it can be recycled. Once the accumulation hits this point, unbuffered acid enters the blood stream and eventually forces you to decrease intensity. The lactate threshold is a useful measure for deciding exercise intensity for training and racing in endurance sports. It varies between individuals but can be increased with training.

Blood Lactate Testing at THE LAB is done to find your exact lactate threshold and the correct intensity for base, recovery and intense interval training. Based on this information, we can give you specific zones in which to train, allowing you to perform smarter and harder than ever before.