Episode 95 with US Olympic physiologist Lindsay Golich: Lactic acid, friend and foe

In this week’s episode we talk to US Olympic and Paralympic Committee Senior Exercise Physiologist, Lindsay Golich about:

  • What is lactate and lactic acid? Is it good or bad for performance?
  • How and why should we test it?
  • How do we use it to our performance advantage?

Lindsay Golich is a senior exercise physiologist for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. She manages the USOC’s Athlete Performance Lab and the High Altitude & Environmental Training Center at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she works with USA Triathlon, USA Cycling and other Team USA Athletes in Sport Sciences and Data Analytics towards Olympic success. Over the past 10 years Lindsay has been an integral part of the application of exercise physiology, power training, altitude training, heat acclimatization and hydration strategies to improve athletic performance within the Olympic movement and real-world competitions. She has coached more than 15-National Champions and multiple Olympic and World Championships medalists. Her expertise has been sought by world-class athletes in triathlon, road and track cycling, mountain biking, and mountaineering. As part of Team USA Lindsay has developed protocols for laboratory and field testing within cycling and triathlon to optimize athlete performance. 

Please note that this podcast is created strictly for educational purposes and should never be used for medical diagnosis and treatment.


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