Fitness Testing for Cyclists


Fitness testing for Cyclists

“The numbers don’t lie” is a term often used by coaches in context of fitness testing. Indeed whether you like the results or not, regular fitness testing offers clear insight as to whether your current training programme is creating the results you so desire. A combination of heart rate and power data can give a clear and frank indication as to your current level of conditioning and further pin point the required training intensities to progress fitness. Simply put, what gets measured gets managed!  Using the ‘watt bike’ pro we are able to offer a variety of tests to investigate the key determinants of cycling performance such as peak aerobic output, peak out put at threshold and  peak force production.

What we offer

The 1.5 hour session begins with a consultation to discuss your key season and yearly goals. Following this you will then follow a progressive and staged warm up and then depending on your requirements either a ramp test or a 20 min threshold test will be performed, along with peak power tests.  Information such as watts per kg (power to weight ratio) can then be obtained and related back to your current season targets. A consultation will then follow with an explanation of the results and discussion of realistic improvements to be made over the following 6 weeks. Information from the various tests is then integrated into a personalised 6 week training plan, including relevant heart rate and power zones. A written plan will then be emailed detailing the specific workouts to follow. Re-testing and modification of the training plan is recommended every 6 weeks.


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