Beneke, R., Hofmann, C., Strauss, N., Hartwig, F., Hoffmann, K., & Behn, C. (1993). Maximal lactate steady state depends on sports discipline. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 25(5), Supplement abstract 365.

Maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) has been defined as the highest blood lactate concentration, which increases less than 1.0 mM during the last 20 min of a 30 min constant load.

The value of MLSS was different for rowing to what it was for cycling.

Implication. Different sports require different oxygen transport demands and therefore, yield different VO2max levels. However, exertion levels occur at similar percentages of the different VO2max levels.

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