Lactate threshold is one of the key aspects that many athletes focus on in their training. Every athlete has been there – the end of a long sprint or shift and your legs are burning, so bad that you feel like you can’t go on. This is lactate threshold.
With the increase in popularity of the CrossFit training model, people have begun to appreciate the benefit of short duration, high intensity workout programs over previously idealized long sustained efforts such as running 5 miles. Largely, this idea focuses around your ability to improve a performance marker of athletic endurance called VO2 max.