Contrary to our typical episodes where we tackle just one topic, in this episode Damian and Jason discuss tidbits of sage advice and recommendations they have provided cyclists over the years. In addition, not satisfied with just listening to ourselves talk, we’ve reached out to a few other experts to offer their own advice. Listen in to hear valuable advice from HIIT expert Prof. Paul Laursen, running and cycling coach Dr. Steve Palladino, mountain bike expert Dr. Matt Miller, and endurance coach and educator Dr. Will O’Connor.
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In this episode we continue our trip down the rabbit hole of exercise intensity with Dr. Nick Jamnick (part 2 of 2). Previously, we critically examined graded exercise tests, VO2max testing, lactate thresholds, and the usefulness of lactate testing. Herein, we dive deep into Nick’s comprehensive review critiquing the common methods of determining and prescribing exercise intensity. This review evaluated different methods of prescribing intensity based on their ability to cause the distinct acute responses found in each of the physiologically defined exercise domains. The methods were categorised into three groups: maximal anchors (e.g. percentage of maximal heart rate or peak power), submaximal anchors (e.g. critical power, MLSS), and delta methods (e.g. heart rate reserve).Spoiler alert: Most of the methods examined did not fare well! So, continue with us down the exercise intensity rabbit hole to find out what methods survived the brutal scrutiny of Nick’s review and why only a few methods out performed the rest. Did the method you use to determine exercise intensity pass or fail? Guest panelist:Nicholas Jamnick, Ph.D.Researchgate LinkedIn Twitter: @SportResearchEx Episode References:An Examination and Critique of Current Methods to Determine Exercise Intensity Polarized training has greater impact on key endurance variables than threshold, high intensity, or high volume training This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D. ...
On this show we really enjoy talking about the nuts and bolts of cycling performance. Whether it’s determining thresholds, approaches to training, or race tactics and skills, if you’ve listened to the show before you know we love that stuff. But in this episode we want to change gears a bit and ask you this simple and straightforward question: How is your head? Here we discuss mental wellness and its importance in human performance. To facilitate this conversation we invited Shannon Malseed to join our panel. Shannon Malseed is a former Australian National Road Champion, and ex-pro cyclist. Her personal journey highlights the importance of finding joy in the process and people surrounding you in sport. Shannon has taken her experience in dealing with success and failure and culminated it into becoming a self-love coach and helping people find their own path to well-being. This is a discussion and story that will truly motivate and guide you on your road to achieving your goals on and off the bike. Guest panelist:Shannon Malseedshannonmalseed.comInstagram: @shannonmalseed Episode References:Video: Chasing Gold by CyclingTips Video: 2018 UCI Women's WorldTour – Ronde van Drenthe – Highlights Blog: Commonwealth Games by Shannon Malseed Blog: That's All Folks by Shannon Malseed This is a listener supported podcast, and we would be stoked if you supported us by becoming a member of The Cycling Performance Club! With your backing we can continue our mission to deliver the best in cycling performance knowledge and practical advice to you and the greater cycling community. Support The Club by clicking here! Co-hosts:Jason Boynton, Ph.D.boyntoncoaching.com ...
Power profiling is a unique and massively important practice because it can answer so many fundamental questions related to an individual cyclist’s performance and training. For many, the term ‘power profile’ conjures images of Excel tables or bar graphs of mean maximal power data. However, these are just a couple of the many methods one could use to power profile a cyclist. Indeed, the practice of power profiling has evolved substantially since its inception well over a decade ago. In this two part series we discuss power profiling with Dr. Peter Leo. Dr. Leo is a researcher, coach, and endurance training scientist at AusCycling. But more importantly, in the context of this series, he is the first author of a recent comprehensive scientific review on the topic of power profiling cyclists (written by coaches, for coaches). Peter guides us through the different methods used to power profile cyclists, recent advancements, and best practice. These episodes with Dr. Leo are certainly a must listen for any coach and/or serious cyclist! This episode is brought to you in partnership with InfoCrank power meters. TCPCP listeners get an exclusive 20% discount off the InfoCrank Road or the InfoCrank Track (and any accessories!). Simply use the discount code performance20 at checkout on the InfoCrank website (www.infocrank.cc). This deal ends on 30-Sep-2022, so don’t hesitate to get yourself the most accurate power meter on the market and show support for the show! Guest panelist:Peter Leo. Ph.D.ResearchgateTwitter: @peter__leo Episode References:Power profiling and the power-duration relationship in cycling: a narrative review This ...