LACTATE AND TRAINING INTENSITY
Springer, B. A., & Lally, D. A. (1996). Use of blood lactate accumulation to validate a method of interval workout design. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 1081.
The responses of 13 male runners to different types of workouts were evaluated. The following were found:
Implication. Blood lactate levels, heart rates, and recovery heart rates do not differentiate between workouts when the content is familiar (adapted) and of similar total demand. These three indices have very limited value for assessing the workout responses of well-trained serious athletes.
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