Posts filled under:Performance Testing

How To Plan A Cycling Training Programme (Part 2)

n part 1, we explored the first four stages in planning a cycling training programme: what questions should you ask yourself and how should you decide on and define your goals. In part 2, learn more about the practicalities of […]

Polarise Your Training To Improve Performance?

n part 2 of this mini-series, we explored how cyclists can use blood lactate to their advantage. One of the outcomes of this understanding could be represented in a ‘polarised’ approach to training. Polarised training essentially uses a 3 zone […]

How Can Understanding Blood Lactate Improve Performance?

n part 1, we discovered the ‘blood lactate’ story. My own journey in learning more about lactate began over a decade ago, but it was a meeting in 2006, when I conducted an interview Dr. Inigo San Millan, that really […]

What Is Lactate? The Blood Lactate Story

ind out more about lactate and how, contrary to it’s popular reputation, this incredible molecule plays many important roles from being used as a preferential fuel source, actually minimise acidity in the tissues and even acts as a ‘signalling hormone’ […]

Alternative Ideas For Planning Cycling Training

Cyclists use various approaches to design their training, but what does the evidence have to say about the most effective way to structure your riding? In a study of the Strava data for 29,284 cyclists, a group of researchers from the university […]

Girona Training Weekend

Kick Start Your Winter Training With A Weekend Of Structured Rides & Performance Testing On November 15th & 16th 2014, GPM10 and Cyclefit are providing the opportunity to kick-start your winter training in a weekend of structured riding on the […]

How To Use ‘VAM’ To Compare Your Performance With The Pros

Find out how I used ‘VAM’(Velocità Ascensionale Media/average climbing speed) to compare my performance to a top professional cyclist on a section of the Alpine route of the ‘Etape Suisse’ and use a free ‘VAM’ calculator to analyse your own […]

10 Signs Of Over-Training (& What To Do About It)

How can you tell the difference between ‘over-reaching’ (usually good) and an unhelpful state of over-training? Learn the signs of overtraining and how you can plan and monitor your training to avoid it. A warm-weather training camp is a great opportunity to […]

How Understanding Energy Systems Can Make You A Faster Cyclist

What kind of effort does it take to win Flèche Wallonne? What makes some riders ‘climbers’ and others ‘sprinters’? As the field of Sports Science has progressed and leaked into the mainstream media, it’s become more common for terms such […]

7 Ways To Use Critical Power For Road Cycling Training

Many coaches and cyclists are talking about ‘Critical Power’, but what is it and why is it useful? The Critical Power concept is not new. In fact, it’s been around for nearly 50 years. It was first published by two […]