HEART RATE AND LACTATE CONCENTRATIONS IN CROSS COUNTRY SKIERS
Gibbons, T. P., & Watts, P. B. (1993). Heart rate and blood lactate concentration during on-snow training in college cross country skiers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 25(5), Abstract 734.
Heart rate (HR) and blood lactate concentrations (BLC) are used to monitor training intensities in cross country skiers. It is assumed that HR-BLC relationships derived in the laboratory will hold for various training intensities in the field. Expert skiers (M = 5, F = 3) were laboratory tested to determine training intensities I, II, III, and IV. Using freestyle techniques, overdistance training (Levels I and II) and interval training (Levels III and IV) were performed with HR and BLC being monitored frequently throughout the training sessions.
Implication. There is little relationship between HR and BLC during interval training.
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