Some of the tests could be "p-hacking", where the study looks at a sufficiently large number of variables that some correlation occurs randomly<ref name="HeadHolman2015"/>.
[[File:LactateComp.jpg|none|thumb|500px|The correlation (or lack thereof) between MLSS and the lactate levels at the MLSS intensity seen during 3 or 5 minute incremental power tests<ref name="Heck-1985"/>.]]
Factors that may influence Lactate Threshold=
There are a few factors that may change the Lactate Threshold (other than training)
* Because lactate is produced from the metabolism of carbohydrate, a reduction in carbohydrate intake (or [[Glycogen]] depletion) will shift the lactate curve to the right<ref name="Reilly-1999"/><ref name="Yoshida-1984"/><ref name="Maassen-1989"/><ref name="McLellan-1989"/>.
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