Lactate Testing: $100
We offer comprehensive on-site lactate testing and analysis in our Methow Valley training base. Using a straightforward blood-lactate test we can determine an athlete’s Aerobic and Anaerobic thresholds (AeT and AnT, respectively), which are the two crucial ventilation points we use in prescribing training intensities. Cheaper than a full metabolic test, lactate testing has the advantage of being mobile which allows us the ability the perform the test anywhere from a running trail, a road or track, or the side of a mountain. Whatever your sport, we’ve got you covered.
This simple testing protocol involves a warmup followed by a series of progressive intervals and samplings. Taking a blood lactate sample is very easy and pain-free, using the same sterile lancets used for blood sugar monitoring with diabetics. The sample is then fed into a handheld meter that quickly delivers a result. We use a data set of 8-10 point-readings to derive a lactate curve and analyze it for your two thresholds.
Testing includes administering the test, all the supplies, and follow-up analysis. You’ll go home with a summary of your results and training recommendations based on your unique profile.