Anaerobic Threshold and Lactate Threshold Testing

Ever wonder what your heart rate zones are or what the difference between lactate threshold and anaerobic threshold is? If you've ever researched the topic online you've probably already realized there is a lot of confusion and misinformation.
Oct. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Ever since getting my Garmin Forerunner 310XT with heart rate monitor I’ve become very interested in everything heart related.  I’ve read several books, scoured the Internet discussion boards and forums, and even talked to a cardiologist.  

First I want to share why this topic has become so important to me (and maybe why it should be important to you, if its not already).

According to an article by Matt Fitzgerald published at “Many triathletes believe that Olympic-distance and sprint triathlons are more anaerobic (meaning they depend more on energy produced without the aid of oxygen) than triathlons of the half-Ironman-distance and beyond and therefore require more emphasis on anaerobic training.  In reality, all triathlons, right down to sprints, are almost entirely aerobic in nature. In a typical sprint triathlon, approximately 80 to 90 percent of your muscle energy will come from aerobic metabolism. A half-Ironman is only slightly more aerobic, at approximately 95 percent.”

That’s right – 80-95% of our triathlon race energy will come from our aerobic capacities…

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