Monthly Testing Protocol

                                               Sports & Exercise Engineering

Monthly Test Protocol

 

 

Time

Description

%FTP

%FTHR

Warm-up

30 min

Easy @ 90 – 110rpm

55-75

70-83

3×1 min  (1 min reco)

Fast @ 100+rpm

<80

<90

5 min

Easy @ 90 – 110rpm

<60

<67

Session

5 min

MAX-EFFORT

MAX

MAX

15 min

Easy @ 90 – 110rpm

55-75

70-83

2 x 1min (5min reco)

MAX- EFFORT

MAX

MAX

10 min

Easy @ 90 – 110rpm

55-75

70-83

3 x 20 sec (3 min reco)

MAX-EFFORT

MAX

MAX

15

Easy @ 90 – 110rpm

55-75

70-83

20 min

TT TEST

MAX

MAX

Warm-dwn

15 min

Easy and Spin Light

55-75

70-83

 MileageIncreaseexample

 The monthly test should be carried out on the second session back after a recovery week on each and every block. It should be carried out in the same location and each test should mimic each and every other test as close as possible. The whole idea of this is to identify whether or not improvements have taken place within the previous block. If they haven’t you should get “Fatigue Profiled” to find out what’s wrong, dump your coach or more to the point get the finger out and start suffering whilst training.

Where MAX-EFFORT is indicated in the “Description” be sure your effort is gauged so that you complete the whole effort without failure before it’s duration has been completed i.e. don’t blow up 3 mins into the 5 min or 10 min into the 20 min TT Test.

Don’t forget to hit the interval marker button for each and every task if your using Power. The same can be done for Heart Rate on the like of the polar units. The HR Test is not great as wind conditions can seriously alter either mileage or pace as you referenced point to HR so it’s up to the individual what they use. Power will always be power and will be referenced to Heart Rate.

If you complete this test and want your session profiled send it onto us at sportsexerciseengineering@gmail.com  and we will return your profile ability which will enable you to target your weakness’.

Remember: “Mindless miles means missed moments……Mmmmm!”

 

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