Sports fitness testing using the YSI 2300
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The Department of Sport and Exercise at Teesside University has been using the YSI 2300 to monitor blood lactate levels.
Teesside University carries out fitness testing for all levels of ability, seven days a week.
The service has three exercise labs to do testing specific to an athlete’s sport – running, cycling, rowing or swimming.
Since a YSI 2300 analyser was installed in 2008, the group has been carrying out around 100 lactate tests each day.
At Teesside University we carry out regular sport-specific assessments to measure change over time. Clients include the British Bouldering Team and Sharon Gayter, an ultra-distance runner.
Sharon has run over 300 marathons and more than 100 ultra distance races, including 750km in Athens in 2011.
She recently smashed two world records on campus, beating the men’s and women’s world records for long distance running on a treadmill over seven days (18 hours a day), running 832.57km (517.33 miles).
The group used the YSI 2300 analyser at regular intervals to monitor her blood lactate levels during her record attempt.
The YSI 2300 glucose and lactate analyser is popular in sports science labs as it’s simple to use. With its proprietary immobilised enzyme technology, Teeside University believes its the gold standard within its field.
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