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

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

Cyrus Monk - professional cyclist and cycling coach 

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