Software for calculating blood lactate endurance markers

J Sports Sci. 2007 Oct;25(12):1403-9. doi: 10.1080/02640410601128922.


Blood lactate markers are used as summary measures of the underlying model of an athlete's blood lactate response to increasing work rate. Exercise physiologists use these endurance markers, typically corresponding to a work rate in the region of high curvature in the lactate curve, to predict and compare endurance ability. A short theoretical background of the commonly used markers is given and algorithms provided for their calculation. To date, no free software exists that allows the sports scientist to calculate these markers. In this paper, software is introduced for precisely this purpose that will calculate a variety of lactate markers for an individual athlete, an athlete at different instants (e.g. across a season), and simultaneously for a squad.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Biomarkers*
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Lactic Acid / blood*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Physical Endurance / physiology*
  • Software*


  • Biomarkers
  • Lactic Acid