Warm-down Lactates

Greg D. Wells Ph.D., Director of Sport Performance & Senior Scientist, Canadian Sport Centre Ontario did lactate testing prior to and after the Canada Cup with the SNC Prospects and Youth and Junior teams. He shared with the swimmers and coaches in attendance some information about warm downs. The attached document shows mean post-race lactate concentrations of different strokes and distances. This comes from the collection of post race lactates at senior National Championship meets. Though not specific to your swimmer it does give the ranges of lactate accumulation which can be used to plan warm-down distances.
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