Compared to other interventions used in training cyclists (e.g. HIIT, heat acclimation, altitude training) eccentric cycling doesn’t have a lot of notoriety. In fact, this might be the first time you’ve ever heard of it. But just because eccentric cycling isn’t popular, doesn’t mean it can’t potentially benefit the performance of cyclists.
In this episode we talk with eccentric cycling expert Dr. Georgios Mavropalias and explore what eccentric cycling is, its known benefits, whether or not it can improve cycling performance, and how to potentially apply it to your training program. Is eccentric cycling the next big intervention for cyclists? Time will tell. But it’s probably not a bad idea to get insight on it now so you can be keeping an eye on it for the future.
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