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VO2 max may not be reached during a ramp test!

This is an interesting piece of research which really has implications on those of you using ramp tests for a parameter generating tool for zone calculation in your training program. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/2012/08000/V_O2max_May_Not_Be_Reached_during_Exercise_to.16.aspx

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Stage 6 Tour de France Profile & Route

Épernay – Metz 207km

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Tour de France Stage 5 Power Profile for Chris Horner RSNT

By the looks of things the tour is getting easier except for the insane finishes. Chris Horner’s average power was 139watts for 5hrs 6min on the bike….he wouldn’t generate a file as easy as this during training never mind the … Continue reading

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A general training model for the road cyclist

A general training model for the road cyclist The training model presented here is based on the concepts and methods of New Zealand Olympic running coach Arthur Lydiard (1917-2004). With slight modifications, these can be summarized as follows: 1. Performance … Continue reading

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Educational read for those of you self prescribing your own traing plans.

http://www.freewebs.com/velodynamics2/modelplan.pdf

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“iMuscle” App (Nova Series)

“iMuscle” app We’ve just got the electronic press kit for the new “imuscle” app. Looks pretty cool and seem to provide a good tracking capability of progress. I’ve posted a few screen layouts as we are still waiting on the program … Continue reading

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The Cyclist’s Training Bible (3rd Edition) Review

Joe Friel has been involved in training and coaching highly successful athletes since the early 1980’s. He holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Certified Coach. He is also a columnist for … Continue reading

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Winter Training Session for 7th & 8th January 2012

Saturday 7th January Session Session:               LT with Neuromuscular Power Bursts Duration:             150 – 180 minutes     Time Description %FTP %FTHR Warm-up 15min Easy @ 90 – 110rpm 55-75 70-83 Session 3 x 10min (5min reco) Lactate Threshold 100-104 … Continue reading

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Winter Training Session 17th & 18th December

Saturday 17th December  Session Session:                                                           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 … Continue reading

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Winter Training Session 10th & 11th December 2011

  Saturday 1oth December  Session Session:               Endurance with 20 second bursts Duration:             150 – 180 minutes     Time Description %FTP %FTHR Warm-up 15min Easy @ 90 – 110rpm 55-75 70-83 Session 120 – 150min + 10 x 20sec Endurance/Tempo + hard … Continue reading

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