The critical power represents the highest sustainable power without suffering fatigue and in theory, the maximum power a person can sustain for several hours.
We will now look at the various tests, the way they are performed and the meaning of the data obtained.
Now that we have clarified the “why” of the test we will look at the “what” to measure and with “what instruments”.
Cycling has always been considered an endurance sport and therefore mainly aerobic, but in modern cycling, especially at the higher levels, other energy systems are in play that require important muscular and neuromuscular efforts.
The position on the bike can be modified in three points: the saddle, the handlebars (and the aerobars for the triathlete), and the shoes/pedals.
Objectivity means realizing that we are not competing to excel in the professional sphere and to know that what we are doing is not our work. Reasonability is knowing that we are working towards improving ourselves rather than winning.
The job of an athlete (cyclists and others) has changed profoundly over the last years and today I would like to discuss how this job has become more complex and requires more energy.
Packing a bike for a trip by plane is a delicate operation, but don’t underestimate a trip by car either. Here are the suggestions from Alessandro Degasperi, Martina Dogana and Alessandro Fabian.
When we at Gift Diet say it’s important to eliminate sugar from your food we don’t just mean the sugar you put in your coffee, but all sources of sugar, including those hidden.
Endurance athletes often mistakenly think that they need a full stomach before starting a race or an intense training session. Some athletes have the bad habit of not drinking, or, at least, not drinking enough...