Half the time is wrong, maybe one or two lactates every few tests.
I do not use that analzyer so can’t be exactly sure with my tips.
have a table beside your training station that is tall enough you don’t have to bend over to reach your supplies.
Make sure there are edges on the surface so nothing can roll off.
pre-open a number of strips that you think you will need
rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
box of kleenex
use 4 or 5m steps, be consistent every single time. If doing a tempo interval, break into 1/3s for taking lactate, one lactate means nothing, you always need a trend.
taking a lactate
Not a fancy video…just did it before writing this post.
Note that I gently squeeze finger tip prior to lancing. This allows blood to pool.
When you are trying to get a drop of blood, gently massage the finger, don’t push really hard to do so.
Use the side of your finger, not your finger tip.
Most people who have trouble getting a big enough drop because they use to fine of a lancet needle. You need to try a few different ones to see what works for you.
This entire process should take less than 30s, maybe 20s once you get confident.
I always start with about minute left before I want the lactate.