BLOOD LACTATE IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Authors
  1. Jacobs, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The blood lactate response to exercise has interested physiologists for over fifty years, but has more recently become as routine a variable to measure in many exercise laboratories as is heart rate. This rising popularity is probably due to: (a) the ease of sampling and improved accuracy afforded by recently developed micro-assay methods and/or automated lactate analysers; and (b) the predictive and evaluative power associated with the lactate response to exercise. Several studies suggest that the strong relationship between exercise performance and lactate-related variables can be attributed to a reflection by lactate during exercise of not only the functional capacity of the central circulatory apparati to transport oxygen to exercising muscles, but also the peripheral capacity of the musculature to utilise this oxygen. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-86-P-09 — Review Article
Date of publication
01 Jan 1986
Number of Pages
16
Reprinted from
Sports Medicine, no 3, 1986, p 10-25
DSTKIM No
86-01506
CANDIS No
96248
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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