Lactate step Test
So i’ve decided to take the Lactate test as mentioned on the TFTUA book. I’m not a big fan of the treadmill, however i think it can be more accurate for this test. I have done some scouting for some outdoor 3 minute hills but i think that the grade will not be stable.
“My questions are”
What is your opinion on the treadmill test vs the outdoor? How moderate must the incline be for the outdoor test? Also shall i note the pace at which the Aet is reached for a future reference? ( so i know whether i’m improving or not)
And to confirm the incline for the treadmill must be at 5% right?
Also if i perform the test on the treadmill how long do i have wait or recover after each stage ?
Lactate Threshold Testing
Again for this test which in your opinion will be more accurate . The outdoor or the treadmill test? I live near by hills, but it will difficult to choose a hill that is gonna be a steady uphill for 30-60 minutes. Inclines might change. For that reason again i’m thinking about the treadmill. But what incline should be used on the mill >=5% ?
Thanks in advance. I’m so glad that i have found this page! Such a great resource. Also the TFTUA book is like the bible for me now!