Lactate Threshold Testing Information

Lactate Threshold (LT) testing should be done in a well-rested physical state. The following  criteria must be adhered to prior to an LT test in order to determine accurate physiological values:

  • No exercise the day of the LT test.
  • No exercise the day prior to the LT test if possible. If this is not possible, then a very light bout of exercise is acceptable.
  • Treat the LT test as a very high quality training session and follow your same nutritional preparation schedule including adequately hydrating yourself beforehand.

Items to bring:

  • Appropriate clothing for your bike or run LT test.
  • Your bike and associated gear if you are doing the LT test on the bike.
  • Your personal heart rate monitor.
  • Sweat towel.
  • Water bottle and recovery beverage or food.

Time Commitment:

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled LT test.
  • Your LT test will be scheduled for 90 minutes. You will likely be exercising for 30 - 45 minutes not including the warm-up. The interpretation will follow and will last approximately 15 - 30 minutes. You will be emailed a final copy of your test data and the interpretation.  

Payment is due prior to or on the day of the test via check, cash or credit card.

Lactate Threshold Testing Questionnaire

eNRG Performance Team Member *
Name *
Telephone Number *
Telephone Number
Scheduled test date *
Scheduled test date
Testing method *
For treadmill tests
Are you comfortable on a treadmill? *
Do you use a treadmill in your training? *
For bike tests
Do you use a power meter? *
Nutrition Log
Lactate Threshold test waiver
You will perform a threshold effort exercise test on a bike, a bike ergometer or a motor driven treadmill. The work levels will begin at a low intensity and will gradually increase throughout the test. The test can be stopped at any time should you experience fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain or any feelings of discomfort. There is some risk involved with performing an exercise test. Certain changes can occur in response to exercise including abnormal blood pressure changes, dizziness, myocardial infarction, stroke, or death. Every effort will be made to minimize these risks and emergency equipment and trained personnel will be available. Information you have about your health status or previous experiences with higher intensity physical effort or testing may affect the safety of your exercise test. You are responsible for fully disclosing such information to the staff. I have asked the test administer any questions I have pertaining to this test and I understand that performance of this exercise test is completely VOLUNTARY and I am able to stop the test at any point. I hereby attest that i am in good health and my physical condition HAS BEEN VERIFIED by a licensed medical doctor, who has RELEASED ME to participate in strenuous physical activity and testing. I understand that an EKG test will NOT be conducted and there will NOT be a physician on site during my test. I have provided, in writing, a signed consent form from my physician stating that he/she is aware that I am performing an exercise test, that there will be no physician present, that there is no contraindication to intense exercise, and that there will not be EKG monitoring during this test. *
Date *

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