Speaker Event - Heart Rate & Lactate Based Training – Add Precision to your Training

7 Nov 2007 18:30
7 Nov 2007 20:00

Now that the 2007 racing season is winding down, it’s time to start planning how to make 2008 a year of personal bests!

Tired of putting in the training hours but not really improving? Interested in taking the guesswork out of your training? Have you ever wondered what exactly to do with your heart rate monitor? This session is designed to answer all of your questions about using heart rate training zones to add precision to your training. The seminar will explain the physiology that heart rate training zones are based on, how to get your individual training zones measured and discuss how to use them to determine which of your thresholds is limiting your improvement. By focusing your training on your limiting thresholds, you eliminate the junk miles and focus your training hours so they lead directly to performance improvements at your particular sport and race distance. Topics discussed will include blood lactate, lactic acid, muscle fibre types, aerobic threshold, lactate threshold, VO2 max, heart rate training zones and most importantly, how to use the information in your training.

Presenter: Anita Toogood, M. Exercise Physiology

When: Wednesday November 7th from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where: at the Peak Centre - Suite 101 - 4181 East Hastings Street, Burnaby

Cost: Free

Reservation Required. Space is limited so please give us a call at 604-299-7959 or an email at mike@peakcentrevancouver.ca to reserve your spot.

About the Presenter: Anita Toogood, M. Exercise Physiology
Anita Toogood is the Head Physiologist at the Peak Centre, Vancouver, where she tests and trains athletes from recreational to national and professional level. Previously, she was the Director of the Human Performance Lab and Manager of Performance Sport at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. She holds her Masters of Kinesiology (University of Calgary, 1996) and BSc.(Hons.) Kinesiology (1993, University of Waterloo). Anita is an internationally-experienced sports scientist, having provided physiological support to national-level Canadian and British athletes for over 11 years. In the UK, she was a co-founder and Chair of the UK branch of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). She is also an accredited Director and member of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) was a supervisor on its Supervised Experience program for young sports scientists. She has a Certified Exercise Physiologist qualification with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

The Discovery Channel did a piece with Peak Performance in July in conjunction with the ITU Vancouver Triathlon on the science of training where one of the top Canadian triathletes was in their lab getting tested. Check out http://broadband.discoverychannel.ca/discovery/?id=3477&vid=17618

We are located on East Hastings (between Boundary and Willingdon) at the corner of Carleton. At the North-West corner of the Carleton-Hastings intersection there is a Starbucks in a strip-mall. We are located on the ground floor, underneath the residential tower behind the Starbucks. You can park anywhere in the strip-mall parking area. We’re under the big Peak Centre sign!


Ean Jackson's picture

Fantastic Seminar!

Thank you so much for your time and insights, Anita.  I've been "sold" on the concept of heart rate and zone-based training for quite a while, but have slacked off a lot over the past few years.  Hearing you speak about all of the advances in knowledge about human performance has got me very excited about getting back on a program.  I'm about to enter a new age category and would love to end this year with some hardware.  While the prospect of having to do intervals in the rain doesn't get me all that excited, I very much look forward to working with you to figure out how to get the most out of what I've got.  Sign me up! 

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