Does Load Carriage Affect Lactate Threshold (LT) Heart Rate?

by Jordan Smothermon and Rob Shaul Lactate Threshold heart rate, commonly known as LT, is the rate at which an athlete’s body switches from mostly relying on their aerobic energy system for fuel, to mostly relying on his/her anaerobic energy system to fuel the effort. This is a high heart rate, around 88% of max […]

ATHENA STUDY: Redefining knee injury prevention Training for Adolescent Female athletes

By Jordan Smothermon   Female adolescent athletes are three times more likely, on average across all high school sports, than their male counterparts to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The severity, cost, length of recovery, and emotional and mental toll ACL tears (and other knee injuries) take on young, developing athletes provide considerable […]

ATHENA: The Next Evolution of Adolescent Female Training for Knee Injury Risk Reduction

By Jordan Smothermon   ACL injuries are an epidemic for young female athletes. Female adolescents are eight times more likely, on average, to suffer an ACL tear than their male counterparts across all high school sports – an injury that take 6-9 months (a whole season) to recover from. This statistic is the confluence of […]