Category: Blog

One of the defining characteristics of USRPT is its adherence to the onset of neurological fatigue as the determining factor in improved performance endurance. This is in contrast to much of the traditional theory that alludes to acidosis as the limiting factor and by which suggests a training paradigm steeped in its accumulation as the perfect antidote!

As a swimmer I have taken part in many lactate sets; as a developing (come regurgitating) coach I have administered many lactate sets - the results have been conspicuously similar every time - sheer unadulterated pain, discomfort - and some of the slowest posted 100m times of mine or my athletes careers. At no point have I seen improvements in these sets, a better perceived tolerance to the pain, times anywhere near acceptable for a 100m sprint on the 5th repetition... Not to mention the recovery time required before the next 'proper' training session can commence...

Click here to read more...