More than just an audio Master Class, this audio recording and handout are a veritable continuing education workshop! Presented in this audio and pdf are two separate field tests; a twenty-minute test and an 8-minute version based on Chris Carmichael’s CTS field tests. Each version is applicable to both heart rate to estimate lactate threshold (LT) and to power, to determine functional threshold power (FTP).
I provide you with a detailed explanation of each one as well as the differences between the two. You can determine which one you feel is more applicable to your own market and which one will be easier for your students to accomplish and to understand. Personally, I feel the twenty-minute one is easier to understand and administer, but it is more challenging for many students to accomplish. The eight-minute one is actually two sets of eight minutes, which is a bit more palatable to endure for many students. However, the explanation required and the conversion factor needed may (or may not) confuse your students a bit more.