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Should we be blood lactate testing cyclists?- Part 1 of 2
Lactate and its association with exercise has been known for more than 200 years, after Jöns Jakob first observed it in the muscles of...
Could you climb the height of Mt. Everest on a bike? Here's your guide to how you can!
In recent years many cyclists have challenged themselves in an event known as 'Everesting'. The idea is fairly simple- you attempt to climb 8,848m...
Evaluation of a training intervention: Does nasal breathing improve performance?
We take a dive into the nasal passage (pun intended?) and look at whether there are performance gains that can be obtained by employing...
What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 2 of 2
In the last episode we discussed the theory surrounding testing cyclists. This week we build on that discussion and look at ways the underlying...
What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 1 of 2
Testing cyclists is a key component of a science-based approach to improving cycling performance. And there is a surprising amount of important theory to...
Improving these cyclists' performance: A case study challenge!
In this episode the co-hosts challenge each other with hypothetical athlete cases. Each cyclist differs in physiology, cycling background, and lifestyle, but they are...