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Lactate Threshold Test

Book a lactate threshold test with The Endurance Coach for £60. The fee includes a 1 hour testing session, a post-test coaching consultation and training guidance.

What is the lactate threshold testing protocol?

Lactate threshold testing takes place on the treadmill, Watt bike, or your own bike depending upon your circumstances. The intensity is gradually increased at 3 minute intervals until you reach LT2 (lactate turnpoint / anaerobic threshold). The test results are use to analyse your personal areas of strength and weakness and also to calculate your training zones.

From the lactate threshold test you will identify:

LT1 (aerobic threshold)
LT2 (lactate turnpoint / anaerobic threshold)
Calculation of training zones
The most suitable type of training for YOU

Why should I do a lactate threshold test?

The LT1 is an important marker of aerobic fitness and also a very useful guide for pacing longer events such as Ironman triathlon. The LT2 is an indication of performance in shorter events. Both markers are extremely useful for setting accurate training zones. We can pinpoint the areas which are in need of most improvement and tell you the specific type of training which will be right for you. Following the consultation you will know exactly how to train in the months ahead and you will fully understand your own physiology and why we have prescribed the training.

How much does a lactate threshold test cost?

The full cost for lactate testing is £60, the session will last approximately 1 hour. Following that, we'll discuss your results and explain full how to alter you training schedule, based upon your goals.

When can I do the test?

We have testing slots available on Tuesday & Friday (day time only) and on Saturdays. When you book a test, we will contact you to arrange a suitable date.