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« on: October 05, 2009, 05:43:22 PM »
Hi All,
 
Drew Edsall, a coach for Endurance Factor, will be in the area starting next week. He will be setting up testing for ‘VO2 Max Testing & Lactate’ at Bent’s in Lakeland next week (see the description below).If you are to take your training seriously this is an essential test to give you that base line to enter into your Heart Rate Monitor. Drew is testing for under $100.00 so this is a bargain!
 
If you are interested, please contact Drew at 970-403-2208.
 
Performance TestingVO2 Max Testing & Lactate Testing
Are you training with all the facts?
A finely tuned and planned training program is a key element in maximizing your training time and improving performance.  One of the most important parts of a structured training plan is to train at the correct intensity.  Using a heart rate monitor or cycling power meter are both excellent methods to monitor intensity during workouts and races.

When using intensity monitoring devices it is crucial to establish training zones based around your lactate threshold (LT), often times referred to as anaerobic threshold (AT). Sports Science research has shown that using lactate threshold to establish training zones is the most precise way to set up training zones.

Often times athletes use formulas, such as 220-age, to estimate maximum heart rate. These types of formulas have statistical value for a large population, but are not very applicable to individuals especially athletes focused on improving performance. Maximum heart rate differences are very large within people of the same age and can vary 20 to 30 beats.

Using a fixed percentage of actual maximum heart rate is another popular method for establishing training zones.  This method presents some potential sources of error.  Athletes with the same maximum heart rate may have very different lactate threshold heart rates. One person’s LT may occur at 65% of max while the other athlete’s LT could occur at 85% of max. This 20 percentage point difference can be a 35 beat difference in actual heart rate.

Performing individual time trials, conconi tests, and other subjective methods used to determine zones are a bit more accurate than max heart rate equations, but they still are estimates and can be affected by many factors.

Lab testing of LT/AT is the most accurate method for establishing zones and until recently was only available for elite athletes or through University performance labs. 

This type of testing is often referred to as metabolic testing, VO2 max testing, or lactate threshold testing.
Now it is available for the amateur athlete!
 

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Re: VO2
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 05:59:08 PM »
Will he have any VO2 for sale? :-*

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Re: VO2
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 06:00:48 PM »
I think he might at a discounted price  ;D

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Re: VO2
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 06:10:21 PM »
that is a great price for proper testing

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Re: VO2
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 06:19:04 PM »
So your gonna call Drew? He has some great training plans one of which I am going to finally get on

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 07:04:44 PM »
So your gonna call Drew? He has some great training plans one of which I am going to finally get on

I actually have a coaching sponsorship - it really does help being on a plan - I have done a great job of raising my VO2max and LT....I am tracking everything and keeping close records of power output..kilo/watts etc.  If I wasn't on a plan or being tested, I would be heading to lakeland for this.

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 07:28:08 PM »
this is what i use: http://www.bodyforlife2.com/max_heart_rate.htm


that is a guess - to get a true LT and VO2max - you need to have your blood tested

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 07:28:54 PM »
this is what i use: http://www.bodyforlife2.com/max_heart_rate.htm


that is a guess - to get a true LT and VO2max - you need to have your blood tested


it tastes good

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 07:30:36 PM »
this is what i use: http://www.bodyforlife2.com/max_heart_rate.htm


that is a guess - to get a true LT and VO2max - you need to have your blood tested


it tastes good


when does True Blood start again?

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Re: VO2
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 07:42:42 PM »
this is what i use: http://www.bodyforlife2.com/max_heart_rate.htm


that is a guess - to get a true LT and VO2max - you need to have your blood tested


it tastes good


when does True Blood start again?


im poor i dont have any pay channels, but howard stern is always talking about it.

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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2009, 09:09:28 PM »
Drew is also having a free clinic at Alafia sat at 1

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 12:52:52 PM »
Drew still has afew openings for testing or consultation for today wed or thurs 863 688 2126

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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 08:54:07 PM »
Did the video time trial tonite pretty awesome

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Re: VO2
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 10:44:12 PM »
Drew still has afew openings for testing or consultation for today wed or thurs 863 688 2126
One more day to call good turnout so far great pricing and th TT is fun

 

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