Lactate Threshold Explained

Lactate Threshold Explained

In this video, I explain what the Lactate Threshold (sometimes called "Anaerobic Threshold") is and how to effectively train to increase it and improve performance.

The Lactate Threshold is the point of exercise where lactic acid accumulates in the muscles faster than it can be flushed away. This results in a build-up of lactic acid and decrements in performance. 

In my opinion, the lactate threshold is one of the most important factors in sport performance, especially for sports that rely on the anaerobic energy systems. 

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Kalan is a Human Performance Expert & PhD. Candidate who aims to optimize YOUR performance for both sport and every day life. He is recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and has obtained his MSc. Kinesiology degree at the University of Victoria. Through his masters thesis research, Kalan has established and implemented the KFit Test Battery for Combat Sport Athletes which is used by both Karate BC & Karate Canada as their standard fitness test for  athletes across the country. Additionally, Kalan is an exercise physiology lab instructor at the University of Victoria, and trains individuals (including athletes) every day to help meet their fitness needs and goals. He has many years of experience both as an elite athlete and high performance coach and is knowledgeable in the many fields surrounding fitness and training for sports performance.