Does core strength increase FTP?, Why test VO2max?, and Rest Weeks

Episode 3 June 22, 2021 01:27:12
Does core strength increase FTP?, Why test VO2max?, and Rest Weeks
The Cycling Performance Club
Does core strength increase FTP?, Why test VO2max?, and Rest Weeks

Jun 22 2021 | 01:27:12

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Hosted By

Damian Ruse Cyrus Monk Dr. Jason Boynton

Show Notes

Host topics covered in this episode:
2:05 Is there a correlation between core strength and FTP? At what point does this correlation end and should we be prescribing core strength exercises to all cyclists?

30:05 What is the purpose behind VO2max testing? When should athletes use them and what can we learn from them?

47:40 Rest weeks. What are the differences between an ‘easy week’ and a ‘free week’? At what points during the season should these be implemented and what benefits might they provide to the athlete? Is there any physiological rationale behind longer rest periods?

Episode References:
"Core Strength Increases FTP?" thread.

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Co-hosts:
Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coach
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Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach 
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Damian Ruse - professional cycling coach
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