What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 1 of 2

Episode 13 September 09, 2021 00:56:37
What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 1 of 2
The Cycling Performance Club
What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 1 of 2

Sep 09 2021 | 00:56:37


Hosted By

Damian Ruse Cyrus Monk Dr. Jason Boynton

Show Notes

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 consider and apply when it comes to the practice of testing this cohort of athletes. 
Indeed, the breadth and importance of testing cyclists is so great that our discussion on the topic ended up spanning two full episodes!

So buckle up there, cycling performance enthusiast! It’s time to get deep into athlete testing theory and practical considerations!

Episode Timestamps:
4:10 The hosts’ experience with testing
8:05 Why do we test athletes?
13:20 Evaluation of test quality
14:10 Test validity
29:40 Test reliability
37:10 Testing Error (air??)
47:15 Best practises for real world coaches and athletes

Episode References:
NSCA’s Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition

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Jason Boynton, Ph.D. - sport scientist and cycling coach

Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach 

Damian Ruse - professional cycling coach

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