Lactate Concentrations in Different Blood Compartments After 6-Min Maximal Exercise in Well Trained Rowers

  • W. Lormes
  • J. M. Steinacker
  • M. Stauch


In exercise tests, lactate (La) concentration is usually measured in whole blood (WB), which is hemolyzed or deproteinated. This approach is only valid for steady state conditions. However, it was demonstrated that in incremental tests (1,3,5,7,9) or in repeated 30 s tests (5,9) lactate concentrations rose faster in plasma (P1) than in erythrocytes (Ery). After 4 min of maximal cycling (4) an increase of La(Ery) was demonstrated up to 15 min after end of work. Therefore it is of interest to study lactate concentrations after a longer lasting test in well trained subjects.


Lactate Concentration Mean Corpuscular Volume Incremental Test Blood Compartment Whole Blood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Lormes
    • 1
  • J. M. Steinacker
    • 1
  • M. Stauch
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. Sport- u LeistungsmedizinUniversitätsklinik UlmUlmGermany

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