You said that you did respond to Knut, but that´s to my email box that your post it arrives since you did reply to a my own post ! Check out that in your 3/4/2005 8:30AM that says - reply to Antonio Cabral.
Besides since i read this Forum that´s common that someone else replies to another person that isn´t the one that the post is directed and ther´s a large participation in the discussion than simply to persons. Check out that in the past you did the same in the past, you did post when i was discussing with someone else. Also the fact that if this is a open forum and lots of people reads, otherwise the post reply would go only directly to the one that you respond and isn´t fix in the threads. Finnaly the fact that your comments about meter use have to do with this original thread “the best way to improve ana that one more reason because I did reply to you, since your contribution I imagine that could be decisive to the discussion.
Now, with all respect, what troubles you is that i did ask an inconvenient question about your affirmation that - some coaches don´t use the lactic acid meter correctly - at least in Norway - that´s why i said that i´m not a Norway, not because you don´t know - of course that you know - but to justify that the fact that I´m a foreign my doubts doubles about what you said. You wlll see why.
My post main interest about your the info meters pretence wrong use it would be if that could corroborate the doubts that our best portuguese scientists and coaches we do have have about lactic acid meters – we think that´s very inaccurate. People responsible for the portuguese medicine drug test institute among others – to contest categorical the use of the acid lactic meters. I need to made you know that our Portuguese institute have an international accreditation and is world certificate as only a few in the world. Second the Director of that institute that conducts that investigation that covers dozen of top class runners, with lactic acid takes in the field priority not in the lab, and that study covers a large spectrum of cases and situations and it take years, in a large experiencing the most of the modern meters products that exists in the market and they conclude that acid lactic test machines they are inaccurate and now they are able to contest categorical the use of the mmol data. In fact not just the several testes conducted in the same occasion from several machines the same product seller showed different values, as different marks gives you different mmol data, in some values distance that in some cases are more than 1.5mmol – and that changes so many times that in a estimate variant that´s a 0.9 range variant estimation which is tremendously.
To made you know some resume of their conclusions I send you some simplistic true examples. In a concrete workout 4 meters data from the same company and the blood sample take is done in the same time in the same body part from several team experts – different values. The meter that you did get the lowest value – in a new blood sample test now that´s the one that gives you the highest value. Now they repeat that operation on and on systematically and they get the same conclusion. Another case several maters from different companies and they get different values in the tests. Another fact, sweet changes the data values. Another fact, some seconds after you did stop a workout or a set you get one value, after 1 minute after you did stop you will get an highest value, 2 minutes after the stop the date that´s even higher. That may sound simplistic to you. Of course that english that´s not my mother language and that I say that after 2 minutes the mmol is high that may seem ridicoulous to the experts but I know what I say – is that if you take the bolld sample right after you stop the result of that concentration is not correct.