The Cycling Performance Club

Welcome to The Cycling Performance Club Podcast! The podcast where a panel of scientists, pro-cyclists, and cutting-edge coaches discuss topics in training, performance, science, and all things cycling! Our mission is to provide the best ...more

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November 30, 2022 00:55:02
Roundtable #5 - Performance tips: Developing race strategy, carrying momentum, setting goals, stress & recovery, and more

Roundtable #5 - Performance tips: Developing race strategy, carrying momentum, setting goals, stress & recovery, and more

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 former UCI Track World and Australian National Road Champion, Michael Freiburg, along with high-performance expert and former Head of Performance at Team Sky, Simon Jones.  Be on the lookout for more episodes like this with more experts in the near future! Guest experts:Michael Frieburg Airhub On-Road Resistance Simon Joneswww.mybestseason.net Episode References:Racing Tactics for Cyclists, by Thomas Prehn 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 Cyrus Monkcyclistscientist.com Producer & co-host:Damian Rusesemiprocycling.com Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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October 26, 2022 01:02:36
Prof. Jerome Dempsey - Some much needed real talk about altitude training and endurance athletes

Prof. Jerome Dempsey - Some much needed real talk about altitude training and endurance athletes

In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at what might be one of cycling’s most sacred cows- altitude training. If you believe that altitude training is basically compulsory for elite cyclists, we invite you to have an open mind and embrace a skeptical mindset as we take a closer look at this common intervention. Our aim here is to highlight some of the lesser known detriments of altitude training and help cyclists consider if the outcome is truly worth the cost, effort, and risk- because for some riders, it might actually do more harm than good! But if we’re going to challenge the status quo, we wanted to make sure we spoke to someone who had the expertise, background, credentials, and zero conflict of interest. This is how we ended up talking with Professor Jerome Dempsey. Jerry is a world-renowned respiratory physiologist with nearly 60 years of experience in applied physiology research, 400+ scientific articles to his name, and a penchant for closely examining the claims made about training endurance athletes in hypoxia. Are the benefits of altitude training as good as the habits of the pros might have us believe? Does everyone benefit from altitude training? What are the drawbacks? Could we improve the intervention’s outcomes? If the benefits are truly not worth the cost, what would it take to change the culture and attitudes toward altitude training? Check out this episode to get insight into these questions and more! Guest panelist:Jerome Dempsey, Ph.D.UW-Wisconsin Staff PageResearchgate Episode References:Hypoxic Training Is Beneficial in Elite Athletes Hypoxic Training Is Not Beneficial ...

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October 12, 2022 01:07:33
Roundtable #4 - Two scientists focus on preparation for a hot peak race

Roundtable #4 - Two scientists focus on preparation for a hot peak race

In this Roundtable episode Jason has a conversation with his athlete, Tony, about his preparation for this year’s U.S. Masters Road Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, this conversation is significantly different from a typical discussion about preparing a rider for their peak event. First, Albuquerque at the time Masters Nationals was scheduled is known to be exceptionally hot and is an environmental factor that had to be considered and prepared for. But second, and even more unique to this preparation story, Dr. Tony Wolf is a Post-Doctoral research scientist in thermoregulation at Penn State, AND a cycling coach! Did two environmental physiologists/cycling coaches working together create a dream team result, or was it simply too many cooks in the kitchen? Listen and find out how these two scientists progressed Tony towards his peak race in the heat, and all of the important considerations they made along the way. Guest panelist:Tony Wolf, Ph.D.Website: www.atpcoaching.netTwitter: @tony__wolfInstagram: atp_coachingResearchgateLinkedIn Episode References:Heat Acclimation Decay and Re-Induction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis From Lab to Real World: Heat Acclimation Considerations for Elite Athletes Short-Term Heat Acclimation Training Improves Physical Performance: A Systematic Review, and Exploration of Physiological Adaptations and Application for Team Sports Passive Heating: Reviewing Practical Heat Acclimation Strategies for Endurance Athletes The effects of heat adaptation on physiology, perception and exercise performance in the heat: a meta-analysis This is a listener supported podcast, and we would ...

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September 21, 2022 00:37:49
Dr. Peter Leo - Advancements and best practice for power profiling cyclists - Part 2 of 2

Dr. Peter Leo - Advancements and best practice for power profiling cyclists - Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of 2 in our series discussing advancements in power profiling with Dr. Peter Leo- endurance training scientist at AusCycling, and first author of a recent scientific review outlining the topic for coaches and cyclists. In this episode we get practical and highlight Dr. Leo’s recommendations for honing your power profiling technique. We also discuss where power profiling is going in the near future. This series is 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 podcast! Guest panelist:Peter Leo, Ph.D.ResearchgateTwitter: @peter__leo Episode References:Power profiling and the power-duration relationship in cycling: a narrative review 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 Cyrus Monkcyclistscientist.com Producer & co-host:Damian Rusesemiprocycling.com Website: ...

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September 14, 2022 01:12:56
Dr. Peter Leo - Advancements and best practice for power profiling cyclists - Part 1 of 2

Dr. Peter Leo - Advancements and best practice for power profiling cyclists - Part 1 of 2

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 ...

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August 29, 2022 00:31:01
Roundtable #3 - This is a major conflict of interest in cycling performance

Roundtable #3 - This is a major conflict of interest in cycling performance

In this Roundtable episode Jason presents his thoughts around two stakeholders in the cycling performance world with potentially conflicting interests: athletes, coaches, & performance staff who want to improve cycling performance vs. companies selling and marketing performance products and services. In a perfect world these entities could work together harmoniously to benefit each other and the sport. But how do we navigate towards a mutually beneficial relationship for these two groups of stakeholders when they are incentivized differently? Step one might be to acknowledge and explore their conflicts of interest, desired outcomes, and what they offer each other… Don’t forget, 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! Episode References:Reliability and Validity of the CORE Sensor to Assess Core Body Temperature during Cycling Exercise Video: How valid and reliable is the CORE temperature monitor? WKO forum thread discussing “Optimized Intervals” concerns #1 WKO forum thread discussing “Optimized Intervals” concerns #2 Twitter thread with Dr. Mark Burnley discussing VLamax concerns 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 ...

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