BLOOD LACTATE TESTING IS NOW AVAILABLE!
WHAT IS LACTATE TESTING?
The term “Lactate Testing” generally means testing your Blood Lactate concentration at various levels of increasing effort to help determine your lactate threshold, training zones, and benchmark your overall fitness for various types of sports including ROWING, RUNNING, and CYCLING, among others. This is often regarded as the “gold standard” to assess your Lactate Threshold (LT) – the crucial effort level where your body no longer can sustain the effort level and performance begins to decline.
“Lactate Threshold” (LT) is often used interchangeably with “Anaerobic Threshold” (AT) and both can be accurately assessed through either Lactate (blood) or VO2 Max (breath) testing. At 4 STAR ENDURANCE, we actually combine the two methods utilizing equipment like the CardioCoach PRO metabolic cart to provide the most accurate and complete fitness assessment – taking both “direct” blood lactate measurements simultaneously alongside your “indirect” calorimetry (VO2) for a complete view into both the “input” and “output” of your metabolic engine!
We always recommend LACTATE + VO2 testing together since it provides the best picture of how your body can oxidize and metabolize lactate, carbs, and fat – providing a higher level of combined accuracy. That said, we still offer testing each independently as well. If you have questions about what type of testing is right for you, please contact us to review options, as we offer a wide variety of testing services, including:
- Resting Metaoblic Rate (RMR)
- Active Metabolic Rate – aka VO2 Max & Submax
- Blood Lactate
- Athlete-focused Blood Panel
- Athlete-focused DNA Testing
Questions about testing???
If this is your first time testing, or you have questions about test options, protocols, or more, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Schedule an online Zoom consult with Coach Chris!
PRICING & BOOKING
Step 1 – Pay online via the following links below to secure your testing service(s). Note that payment must be made in advance to secure and confirm an appointment booking.
Step 2 – View available time slots and schedule your appointment using the “PRE-PAID” option at calendly.com/metabolictesting
BLOOD LACTATE TESTING SERVICE – PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Metabolic Athlete™ LACTATE w/ VO2 + CONSULT
Purchase a single Metabolic Athlete™ BLOOD LACTATE w/ VO2 test – includes immediate VO2 test results on CardioCoach phone app + comprehensive consultation of all results.
Metabolic Athlete™ LACTATE w/ VO2 + CONSULT (2-pack)
Purchase a 2-pack of Metabolic Athlete™ BLOOD LACTATE w/ VO2 tests – includes immediate VO2 test results on CardioCoach phone app + comprehensive consultation of all results.
Purchase a single Lactate test.
LACTATE ONLY (2-pack)
Purchase a 2-pack of Lactate tests for a discount!
LACTATE ONLY (3-pack)
Purchase a 3-pack of LACTATE tests for a discount!
TESTING PROTOCOLS FOR ROWING
We utilize a wide variety of testing protocols, and can tailor to an athlete or coach’s specific needs. We recommend completing a recent 2000m time trial effort to baseline your “2k” fitness before booking a metabolic test, in order to set accurate targets for your fitness level. For rowing, here are a few common, standard protocols as examples:
LACTATE or LACTATE + VO2:
4x 6min @ 2-3min rest: 65-70-75-80% of 2k Power or Pace @ 20-30spm
5x 5min @ 2-3min rest
5x 4min @ 2min rest
7x 4min @ 1min rest (Rowing Australia Protocol)
US ROWING (VO2 + MAX LACTATE):
2k time trial
CONCEPT2 WATTS-PACE CALCULATOR:
CONCEPT2 VO2MAX CALCULATOR:
Metabolic Athlete™ Testing
It’s not just about the test data…
…it’s about learning how to use it!
When it comes to metabolic testing, it’s not just about getting accurate data… it’s about getting actionable data. A good metabolic specialist can administer an accurate test, but a great metabolic specialist can help you combine accurate data with additional experience and the right technology to know how to turn that test data into an actionable tool that will help you perform your best.
So when we say “it’s not just about the test”… we truly mean it! It’s really all about the consultation and review of your personalized metabolic data – combining the highest quality consultation with the highest quality actionable reports. That’s why we created the MetabolicAthlete™ testing services and training programs!
We are in the process of pioneering and launching a new suite of metabolic testing services, including our own custom-developed tests and reports tailored specifically for heart-rate based fitness training and endurance athletes – including our new MetabolicMarathoner™ and MetabolicAthlete™ tests. We are currently partnered to provide testing at 3+ premiere training centers across the Chicagoland area, as well as “at home” testing thanks to our use of two new industry-leading mobile metabolic lab carts that have just been released in just the past 2 years!
Coach Chris specializes in metabolic testing for our primary athlete base of cyclists, runners, and triathletes who compete in events all the way up to iron and ultra distance. As one of the only USAT Level 2 Certified Coaches who is also a Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS-I FCP) that has completed over 1,000 metabolic tests over 10+ years, Coach Chris combines his unique lab experience with an extensive real-world racing experience (100 triathlons, 30+ marathons and 20+ Ironman races) to provide world-class training consultations with every test. Our goal is to not only provide you with good lab data, but also help you custom-tailor all of your fitness apps and devices including MyZone, Garmin, TrainingPeaks, and the free CardioCoach app that let’s you can see your real time fat & carb metabolism using your MetabolicAthlete™ test results!
Limited availability is now available for scheduling online – but additional testing days, times, and locations may be available – including “at home” testing for an additional fee (+$100 per 25 miles within the Chicago area). To book a metabolic test, please contact us at email@example.com or schedule a consult to discuss any special requests.
RESEARCH STUDIES, PARTNERS & PROJECTS
We frequently partner with organizations to provide metabolic testing services, research projects, corporate wellness programs, and product testing. We also host “Metabolic Roadshows” and “Metabolic Athlete Testing Week” festivals and events at partner training facilities and retail locations across the Chicagoland area for small public and private groups to promote health, wellness, and team-building, as well as to drive membership, boost retention, and simply to have fun with sports science!
If you would like to partner with us on special events, to offer testing to large groups, or as part of special events or programs please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE A TEST TODAY