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Webinar: Lactate Testing


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Topic: Lactate Testing

The person who wins the race is not necessarily the fastest. That person is just the one who slowed down the least. So how do you learn how to slow down less? One of the ways is to improve the way your body tolerates and uses lactate and lactic acid.

To understand how to make changes in your training that will have an effect on lactate and lactic acid, you first need to know how your body works with those by-products of the energy-making process. The purpose of this webinar is to help individuals understand the basic concepts of the three energy systems, how they work, and how they work together in a way everyone can understand — even without a degree in biochemistry!

The objectives of this presentation are to understand:
1) How your body makes energy 2) How your body reacts to increased demand for that energy 3) What happens when your body reaches a "threshold" 4) What to do with all of the information

Purchase the archived webinar here.

    Karl Riecken
    Karl Riecken is a coach focused on helping athletes understand how to make the best choices with their training. He has worked for the Sport Performance departments of both USA Swimming and USA Triathlon. He has been an assistant coach for multiple youth camps and is the Camp Director for the upcoming USAT Collegiate Recruitment Camp at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center in July of this year. Karl holds a Master's degree in Sport and Fitness: Heath/Wellness and Applied Exercise Physiology from the University of Central Florida and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Additionally, Karl holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, USA Track and Field, the Road Runners Club of America, and is a USAT Certified Youth & Junior Coach. He currently coaches all levels of athletes from beginners up through elites, including Olympic Solidarity-awarded triathlete Stojan Popovski of Macedonia.



    Event Type: National
    Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
    Event Date: May 25, 2011
    Start Time: 3:00 PM MST

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