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Methods for estimating the maximal lactate steady state in trained cyclists.
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PMID:  11404673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) is the highest exercise intensity at which blood lactate concentration (HLa) remains stable. In this study, we examined the validity of simulated 5-km and 40-km time trials (TT) as methods for estimating average speed at MLSS in cyclists. METHODS: Nine trained cyclists reported to the laboratory for five to seven exercise trials. Testing included a VO2max test, a simulated 5-km and 40-km TT, and several 30-min MLSS trials. RESULTS: Mean VO2peak was 4.42 +/- 0.13 L.min-1, whereas VO2 at MLSS (N = 8) was 3.54 +/- 0.15 L.min-1, representing 80.1 +/- 4.1% of VO2peak. HR and HLa at MLSS were 174.7 +/- 2.6 b.min-1 and 6.9 +/- 0.8 mM, respectively. MLSS speed was 36.8 +/- 1.0 km.h-1, which corresponded to 92.1 +/- 1.2% of 5 km average speed (AVS5km). Mean AVS, HLa, and HR during the 40-km TT were 36.6 +/- 0.9 km.h-1, 6.3 +/- 0.7 mM, and 174.1 +/- 2.1 b.min-1, respectively, and did not differ from those at MLSS. CONCLUSIONS: Both the (simulated) 5-km and 40-km TT can be used to estimate the MLSS in cyclists. In addition, HLa at MLSS shows a large degree of variation between riders.
C R Harnish; T C Swensen; R R Pate
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-13     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1052-5     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology*
Energy Metabolism*
Lactic Acid / blood*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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