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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March 22, 2022 00:48:02
Dr. Dajo Sanders - Research evolved into practice at the highest level of cycling performance - Part 2 of 2

Dr. Dajo Sanders - Research evolved into practice at the highest level of cycling performance - Part 2 of 2

In this episode we continue our discussion with Dr. Dajo Sanders (part 2 of 2), an individual whose skill and expertise in the realm of cycling performance are well developed. Dajo is a prolific researcher in many aspects of endurance training and specializes in the very distinct research cohort that is well-trained high-performance cyclists. He is also a member of the performance group at Team DSM where he uses his experience and knowledge to help World Tour cyclists perform at their absolute best. Herein, we discuss with Dajo his research and practice in monitoring training load in cyclists and also what cycling performance research he is excited about. Guest panelist:Dajo Sanders, Ph.D.Twitter: @DajoSandersResearchgateLinkedIn Episode References:Methods of Monitoring Training Load and Their Relationships to Changes in Fitness and Performance in Competitive Road Cyclists Maintaining Power Output with Accumulating Levels of Work Done Is a Key Determinant for Success in Professional Cycling Heat acclimation improves exercise performance Heat training increases exercise capacity in hot but not in temperate conditions: a mechanistic counter-balanced cross-over study 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 Damian Ruse ...

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March 10, 2022 01:10:37
Dr. Dajo Sanders - Research evolved into practice at the highest level of cycling performance - Part 1 of 2

Dr. Dajo Sanders - Research evolved into practice at the highest level of cycling performance - Part 1 of 2

There are many components within endurance training. Take for example field-testing, training intensity distribution, or training load. Each of these components have dozens of papers in the scientific literature that can help guide a cyclist’s training and a coach’s practice. However, contrary to what one might think, taking findings from research, evaluating them, and then effectively putting them into practice is a skill unto itself. In this two part series we talk with Dr. Dajo Sanders, an individual whose skill and expertise in this area are well developed. Dajo is a prolific researcher in many aspects of endurance training and specializes in the very distinct research cohort that is well-trained high-performance cyclists. He is also a member of the performance group at Team DSM where he uses his experience and knowledge to help World Tour cyclists perform at their absolute best. In this episode we discuss with Dajo his role with Team DSM, and his research and practice in both field testing cyclists and training intensity distributions. Guest panelist:Dajo Sanders, Ph.D.Twitter: @DajoSandersResearchgateLinkedIn Episode References:A Field-Based Cycling Test to Assess Predictors of Endurance Performance and Establishing Training Zones Training-Intensity Distribution in Road Cyclists: Objective Versus Subjective Measures 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. ...

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February 17, 2022 01:14:00
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Australian Road National Championships, Training Apps, The Coach's Role in an Athlete's Success, and Critical Power Musings

Hey there! After a bit of a break in recording at the end of 2021 we (the co-hosts) sat down for a catch-up and to talk some shop. This episode can be best described as a throwback to our roots when we used to host chats on the Clubhouse app. Just a pro cyclist, a professional coach, and a sport scientist asking each other questions, giving opinions, and having a laugh.In this episode we discuss Australian Road Nationals, training assistant apps for cyclists, the coach’s role in an athlete’s success, and some afterthoughts about critical power.Additionally, if you hadn’t heard the unfortunate news, Cyrus’s dad passed away suddenly towards the end of last year from a heart attack while he was out riding. Our condolences go out to the Monk family for their loss.You can help prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes by donating to the Baker Institute. We would appreciate you supporting them! 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 Damian Rusesemiprocycling.com Instagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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February 01, 2022 01:33:00
Simon Jones - Coaching, science, and a post-marginal gains world

Simon Jones - Coaching, science, and a post-marginal gains world

In this episode we have a conversation with performance specialist, Simon Jones. Don’t know who that is? Well, with a performance career in cycling for over 25 years there isn’t much he hasn’t done. In fact, we're sure if you’ve been a fan of cycling for any amount of time, you know of a rider or a team he’s worked with.He was once Head of Performance Support and Innovation at Team Sky, but prior to that he started out as a sports science graduate from Cardiff University and became a sports scientist with British Cycling just months later. He would go on to coach the Great Britain team pursuit riders through several Olympic cycles before taking up a job managing the Western Australia Institute of Sport, then moving to Team Sky, before his last role as AusCycling Performance Director for the last Olympic cycle.And when someone has been around a high-performance environment for as long as Simon (sorry if that makes you sound old Simon), they would have seen many things come and go - so it was nice to hear what he prioritizes in coaching and cycling performance. Herein we meander through multiple topics such as coaching, marginal gains, performance teams, training load, and more with Simon. Give this episode a listen to learn from a true veteran in cycling performance! Guest panelist:Simon JonesLinkedIn 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 ...

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January 24, 2022 00:45:00
Jason Bartram, PhDc - What is best practice for implementing critical power into your training? - Part 2 of 2

Jason Bartram, PhDc - What is best practice for implementing critical power into your training? - Part 2 of 2

In this part two on critical power (CP) we continue our conversation with Jason Bartram and cover W’ and W’ balance. Additionally, we consider what the CP metrics can realistically add to your cycling performance and coaching practice. And… it might actually surprise you what Jason’s (JB’s) takeaways are for these measures, after studying them for 7+ years and coaching cyclists at the elite level.Jason Bartram is the former Australian National Women’s Track Team coach, former sports scientist for AusCycling and the Australian Institute of Sport, and current PhD candidate studying critical power, W’, and W’ balance in elite track athletes. Guest panelist:Jason Bartram, PhDcLinkedIn Episode References:Accuracy of W′ Recovery Kinetics in High Performance Cyclists—Modeling Intermittent Work Capacity Validating an Adjustment to the Intermittent Critical Power Model for Elite Cyclists—Modeling W′ Balance During World Cup Team Pursuit Performances A comparative analysis of critical power models in elite road cyclists The W′ Balance Model: Mathematical and Methodological Considerations 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. - sport scientist and cycling coachboyntoncoaching.com Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling ...

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January 17, 2022 00:57:42
Jason Bartram, PhDc - What is best practice for implementing critical power into your training? - Part 1 of 2

Jason Bartram, PhDc - What is best practice for implementing critical power into your training? - Part 1 of 2

Is there a better measure of threshold for cyclists out there than FTP? Yes! We think there is. Welcome to the world of critical power (CP), W’, and W’ balance- truly science-based measures related to the “anaerobic threshold". While the advantages of CP over FTP are many, its determination is a bit more complicated than 95% of your 20-minute power. Because of this, we have brought CP expert, Jason Bartram, onto the show to help facilitate this two-part conversation about the best practice for utilizing CP in your cycling training and coaching. In this episode, we focus mainly on CP and the power duration curve. Jason Bartram is the former Australian National Women’s Track Team coach, former sports scientist for AusCycling and the Australian Institute of Sport, and current PhD candidate studying critical power, W’, and W’ balance in elite track athletes. Guest panelist:Jason Bartram, PhDcLinkedIn Episode References:Predicting Critical Power in Elite Cyclists: Questioning the Validity of the 3-Minute All-Out Test Relative Proximity of Critical Power and Metabolic/Ventilatory Thresholds: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis The Physiological Basis of Athletic Records 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! ...

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