Category Archives: Physiology

Compression Socks

For ¬†one reason or another, I’ve gotten several questions over the past couple weeks about my opinion of compression recovery socks. If you’re wondering what compression socks are, you may have seen them at races over the past few years, as they and compression calf sleeves have become very popular in running and triathlon, especially

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Lactate Threshold

Previously we talked about VO2max and why it isn’t the best (or really a good) indicator of performance in endurance athletes. But what would be a good indicator? Over the last several years, lactate threshold (LT) has been a pretty consistent indicator of performance in most endurance-related sports. Let’s talk about what LT is. Your

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