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?
"Core Strength Increases FTP?" thread.
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