This is a test to determine the exercise intensity at which the body’s ability to clear lactate is exceeded by lactate production. This measurement is used to more accurately prescribe optimum training intensities for aerobic events such as cycling and distance running.
MAXIMAL HEART RATE TEST
This test is conducted to determine the maximal heart rate that an individual can achieve during physical activity. This measurement is used to prescribe aerobic exercise intensity, ensure peak training efficiency, and optimize performance. The HPL is equipped to do maximal testing on a variety of different ergometers (bicycles, rowing) and on the treadmill.
Sub-maximal exercise tests are conducted to estimate maximal values and workloads. Sub-max testing is not as intense as maximal and does not require as much equipment or physical exertion. Tests include cycle ergometer, and treadmill protocols.
What to expect
Changing facilities are available in the lab. Do not consume any food or drink 3 hours prior to testing (preferably a light meal only at that time). Wear workout clothing and shoes.