What could be more important than VO2 Max? Find out here.
THE MOVE: Anaerobic Threshold
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: In addition to VO2 Max, Anaerobic Threshold is another one of the performance indicators we test for as part of our Metabolic Testing Panel here at Halevy Life. Staff Coach Joe Ferraro also wrote an excellent blog about anaerobic threshold that you can find below:
As Jeff and Joe explain, anaerobic threshold is a better predictor of performance than VO2 Max for both athletes and non-athletes. A higher AT can help you work at a higher intensity for longer while delaying the onset of fatigue and muscle burn. Knowing and understanding it can help you avoid “hitting the wall” in the last leg of your endurance race, shaving precious seconds off your race time. A lot of great points were discussed in this week’s segment, so be sure to check out the full segment above!
by Jeremy Lau
Jeremy Lau is a Senior Staff Coach at Halevy Life.
Jeremy graduated cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering and received his Master’s in Exercise Physiology at Columbia University. In addition to his academic accolades, Jeremy is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Prior to joining the team at Halevy Life, Jeremy completed a coaching internship at Cressey Sports Performance, where he coached both amateur and professional athletes, among whom were many professional MLB baseball players.
As an athlete, Jeremy has played baseball competitively for most of his life.