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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June 28, 2021 01:38:31
Is there really an "Ultimate FTP Builder" session?, Session Failure, Training and Carbohydrate Ingestion

Is there really an "Ultimate FTP Builder" session?, Session Failure, Training and Carbohydrate Ingestion

Host topics covered in this episode:1:25 What happens when an athlete can’t complete a session? What is the role of the athlete and the role of the coach in this scenario? How can sessions be prescribed to prevent this from happening? 28:40 How does carbohydrate combustion and availability influence placement of harder sessions in a training program? How much carbohydrate is burnt during a session and how much recovery is required to replenish the stores? 47:00 Which session is best for increasing FTP? 54:40 Why is FTP a priority? 55:50 Threshold training to increase threshold 66:30 Training intensity distribution studies 70:10 Polarised training as a means to increase FTP 88:35 If there was a perfect session for increasing FTP, how would it be included in a training program? 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 coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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June 22, 2021 01:27:12
Does core strength increase FTP?, Why test VO2max?, and Rest Weeks

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

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. 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 coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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June 14, 2021 01:28:41
Skills Training, Pre-race Intervals, and 'Pre-Packaged' Training Plans

Skills Training, Pre-race Intervals, and 'Pre-Packaged' Training Plans

Host topics covered in this episode:1:45 Developing an athlete’s skills. Does skills training find its way into a training program? When is the right time to focus on training skills? 23:30 Do pre-race intervals (a.k.a. primers) give a performance benefit to the athlete. Is there any research supporting their efficacy? 43:40 Is there merit in implementing a ‘prepackaged’ training plan for endurance athletes? Audience topics:1:04:30 Positive feedback from Manthan.1:06:30 Luca wants to know if a prepackaged plan is applicable for an absolute beginner level athlete.1:08:50 Which is the most reliable test (if any) for determining FTP? Does this change depending on rider type (sprinter vs. climber)?1:14:00 The relationship between peak power output and FTP.1:18:10 Determining FTP from methods outside of testing. 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 coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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June 07, 2021 01:29:20
Introducing The Cycling Performance Club Podcast!

Introducing The Cycling Performance Club Podcast!

Welcome to The Cycling Performance Club Podcast!  Introducing a new podcast called The Cycling Performance Club Podcast! And as you might have already been able to guess, it’s about all things cycling training, performance, and science. The exciting part of this show is the format. It’s a panel show that is recorded live on a weekly call with a panel of scientists, pro-cyclists, and cutting-edge coaches. Topics covered on this episode:2:00 What does it mean to train with Science? How does this approach compare to other coaching methods? 27:00 Should coaches be prescribing ‘bad weather training’ for athletes preparing for races that may be in cold or wet conditions? 1:01:12 What strategies can be implemented when returning from a crash? What role do coaches have in both the physiological and psychological return to fitness? 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 coach cyclistscientist.com Damian Ruse - professional cycling coachsemiprocycling.com   TCPCP Social Media:Website: cyclingperformanceclub.comInstagram: @cyclingperformanceclubFacebook: @cyclingperformanceclubTwitter: @cyclingclubpodLinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast ...

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