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

Episode 14 September 16, 2021 01:22:30
What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 2 of 2
The Cycling Performance Club
What you need to consider when testing cyclists- Part 2 of 2

Sep 16 2021 | 01:22:30


Hosted By

Damian Ruse Cyrus Monk Dr. Jason Boynton

Show Notes

In the last episode we discussed the theory surrounding testing cyclists. This week we build on that discussion and look at ways the underlying theory can be applied to testing cyclists in a practical sense.
We investigate how appropriate testing should be selected and administered and also provide information on how to evaluate the data that these tests provide.

Episode Timestamps:
1:20 Test selection
5:40 Metabolic energy system specificity
7:50 Biomechanical movement pattern specificity
12:10 Characteristics of the athlete being tested
16:45 Environmental factors
21:45 Test administration - health and safety
24:20 Selection and training of the tester
34:35 Data collection
38:05 Testing format (batteries, trials, sequence of tests)
50:05 Preparing an athlete for testing
65:00 Psychological impact of a bad test result on the athlete
75:00 Evaluation of test data

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

Physiological Testing for the Athlete: Hype or Help?

Blog: An Introduction to Cyclist Testing

Blog: Performance Testing Cyclists

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!

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

Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach 

Damian Ruse - professional cycling coach

TCPCP Social Media:
Website: cyclingperformanceclub.com
Instagram: @cyclingperformanceclub
Facebook: @cyclingperformanceclub
Twitter: @cyclingclubpod
LinkedIn: The Cycling Performance Club Podcast


Other Episodes

Episode 4

June 28, 2021 01:38:31
Episode Cover

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...


Episode 34

May 30, 2022 00:52:07
Episode Cover

Dr. Teun van Erp - How do World Tour cyclists actually train and perform in races? - Part 1 of 2

In this two part series we chat with Dr. Teun van Erp, current data scientist with INEOS Grenadiers, about how World Tour cyclists train...


Episode 5

July 05, 2021 01:34:15
Episode Cover

Layman's Training Articles vs. Scientific Articles, Our Coaching To-Do Lists

Host topics covered in this episode:1:30 Listener feedback 4:20 What is a graded exercise test? 8:15 Where do you get your training information? We...