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Blood Lactate Ramp Test - By Adam Sheppard

Blood Lactate Ramp Test – A lot of pain but how much gain?On Good Friday I spent an hour with Andy Sexton at Bike Science. I had my bike on his turbo trainer doing a blood lactate ramp test. What is it and why would anyone want to do one?What’s this lactate stuff anyway?First, here’s the science bit… I’ll try to keep it simple. We power our muscles using energy from fat or carbohydrate stored in our bodies. When exercising at low intensity, we do...