In this Roundtable episode Jason presents his thoughts around two stakeholders in the cycling performance world with potentially conflicting interests: athletes, coaches, & performance staff who want to improve cycling performance vs. companies selling and marketing performance products and services. In a perfect world these entities could work together harmoniously to benefit each other and the sport. But how do we navigate towards a mutually beneficial relationship for these two groups of stakeholders when they are incentivized differently? Step one might be to acknowledge and explore their conflicts of interest, desired outcomes, and what they offer each other…
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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. ...
Join us in this episode as we dive deep into the literature to find out what is the best warm-up method for cyclists. Or, whether it even matters! How do you think your typical warm-up compares to what the science says is best? Episode Timestamps:2:10 More momentum for Critical Power over FTP7:30 What is the research supporting warm-ups for endurance events?12:30 What happens within the body during a warm-up?21:10 Psychological benefit to warm-ups24:25 Effect of warm-ups on performance28:50 Which subjects are used in this research?31:25 Does a warm-up really matter at all?35:00 Downsides to a warm-up36:55 Warming up for a specific phase within an endurance race39:10 What are the pros doing?42:35 Listener question on warm-up for an FTP test47:00 Recommendations57:40 Environmental factors affecting choice of warm-up70:50 Conclusions Episode References:Could Critical Power be a better alternative to FTP for training? Effects of mild whole body hypothermia on self-paced exercise performance Effects of ambient temperature on the capacity to perform prolonged cycle exercise in man Ergogenic effects of precooling with cold water immersion and ice ingestion: A meta-analysis Warming Up Before a 20-Minute Endurance Effort: Is It Really Worth It? The effects of warm-up duration on cycling time trial performance in trained cyclists Warm-Up Strategies for Sport and Exercise: Mechanisms and Applications Effect of Warm-Up Exercise upon Muscular Performance Using Hypnosis to ...
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 ...