COMPARISON OF LACTATE AND VENTILATORY THRESHOLDS
Wyatt, F. B., Tran, Z. V., Jackson, C. G., Brustad, R. J., & Banchero, N. (1996). Comparison of lactate and ventilatory threshold to maximal oxygen consumption: A meta-analysis. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 402.
Sixty-one studies were reviewed and subjected to a meta-analysis to determine associations between lactate (LT) and ventilatory (VT) inflection points and maximal oxygen consumption. The following were concluded.
It was concluded that LT measures can be considered for determining lactate inflection point.
Implication. LT and VT are similar and may be used interchangeably in field tests and applications.
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