|| Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid
The validity of the lactate minimum test for determination of the maximal lactate steady state. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 1304-1313, 1998.The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of the lactate minimum test([Lac−]BMIN) in the determination of the velocity at the maximal lactate steady state (V-MLSS), and to identify those physiological factors most closely associated with 8-km running performance.Thirteen trained male runners (V˙O2max range 53-67 mL·kg−1·min−1) took part in an 8-km simulated race on flat roads and completed a comprehensive battery of laboratory tests.Performance velocity was most strongly correlated with the estimated running velocity at V˙O2max(r = 0.93) and with V-MLSS (r = 0.92) and velocity at lactate threshold (V-Tlac)(r = 0.93). The running velocity at the ventilatory threshold (V-Tvent) (r= 0.81) and the [Lac−]BMIN (r = 0.83) also produced good correlations with performance velocity. Performance running velocity (mean ± SEM 16.0 ± 0.3 km·h−1) was not significantly different from V-MLSS (15.7 ± 0.3 km·h−1). The running velocity at [Lac−]BMIN (14.9 ± 0.2 km·h−1) was not significantly different from the V-Tlac (15.1 ± 0.3 km·h−1) or V-Tvent (14.9 ± 0.3 km·h−1) but was significantly lower than the V-MLSS (P < 0.05). The [Lac−]BMIN provided the lowest correlation with V-MLSS (r = 0.61) and the worst estimate of V-MLSS (SEE = 0.75 km·h−1) compared with the other measures of lactate accumulation. The V-Tlac was not significantly different from V-MLSS and provided the highest correlation (r = 0.94) and a close estimate (SEE = 0.33 km·h−1) of the V-MLSS.It is concluded that of the measures studied relating to blood lactate accumulation during submaximal exercise, V-Tlac provides the best estimate of the V-MLSS. The V-MLSS and the V-Tlac had equal predictive power for 8-km race performance.