How to complete the 5x25m lactic acid test

Complete the 5x25m Lactic Acid Test


You should complete this test three times (taking a 2 minute break between runs). A fast time (55s or less) would indicate a well developed lactic acid system.

If the gaps between each run remain close, then you could interpret that the lactic acid energy system is well developed as is your body's ability to cope with lactic acid.

  • 2.0 Cones (25m apart in straight line)
  • 1.0 Stopwatch
  • 1.0 Assistant
  • 1.0 Flat, dry surface