I will be working with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club this 2014/15 season to assist with physical assessments, fitness and dry-land programming, transitional support and other sports medicine related initiatives. The first assessments have been completed and the athletes are ready to get to work on their fitness and workouts.
It's that time of year for lactate tests everyone:
Dr. O just had his lactate test done, see the attached graph. I was surprised to see that I was fitter this year, because it sure didn't feel that way during the Peak to Valley Ski race! The test shows how useful lactate testing is - I pushed to the same max wattage and my perceived exertion was similar to my test from last year. Without the lactate I wouldn't get to appreciate all of that hard work I put into my fitness this year.
Stop playing small everyone, lactate testing is for everyone that exercises, not just elite athletes!
Dr.O Whistler and Vancouver BC