I’ve been having conversations with people about higher cadence versus bigger gears in relation to Individual Pursuit performance. This has come from looking at results from our Queensland Masters Championships.
So here’s the background… a rider does laps 2, 3 and 4 at a certain cadence. Let’s say it was 105. Then, and this was a 2km effort, over the next few laps the...
Regardless of whether you’re an athlete based in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, you’re bound to experience some sort of extreme weather temperatures whilst training and or competing. In this blog, we want to offer you a few tips to perform at your best in extreme conditions.
Training or racing on a hot or cold day will catch you off guard if you’re not prepared to...
Do you wear headphones and listen to music whilst you're warming up and warming down?
Many elite level athletes will listen to music in some capacity to help them mentally prepare to perform, so it’s no surprise that headphones and music are highly rated amongst top track cyclists.
So how does music actually help?
Science has proven that music can enhance performance in sport in the...
The individual pursuit is no doubt one of the toughest of the track cycling events, particularly if you're lining up for a longer distance - 3k or 4k pursuit.
With advancements in sports science, and feedback systems such as power cranks, training and refining, the pursuit has never been easier - not that it's an easy event to train for!
Sports science and power data aside, there's one...
Peaking is when you feel and operate at your absolute best, ideally you should have a very limited amount of residual fatigue from previous training and have acquired a substantial amount of fitness.
It's a simple equation that looks like this:
PEAKING = FITNESS - FATIGUE
Understanding your body, the level of intensity and volume that you put your body under in the weeks prior to your...
by Cycling Performance Physiologist & Coach Michael Jordan
Did you listen to the Webinar about training for Endurance Track Cycling? Was it useful? Was it what you wanted or needed to hear? If not, do tell me!
I described how I break down events, and the word ‘lysis’ means breakdown, so to analyse something you have to look at its component parts.
For a sprint...
With the change in the UCI rulings, the importance of a smooth and fast 200m time has never been more important yet we have watched many cyclists get it wrong and end up with a poor seeding going into the sprint rounds.
Finding the right entry line will differ from track to track based on the differentiation in banking gradients, transitions and track distances (e.g. 250 or 333m...
Executing a strong, powerful and fast standing start is something that takes a lot of practice.
The standing start is made up of a bunch of different technical elements, so in this blog we will identify one of the most crucial that, coupled with all elements, will help you get off to a cracker start!
Check out the image below, and have a look at the athlete's (Shane Perkins') hip...
There are so many different formulas, services and custom fit guidelines around how to correctly fit your track bike.
So much so, we feel it’s all getting way too complicated than it needs to be.
If you’re new to the sport of track cycling, perhaps you come from a road background, or are new to cycling in general, then we recommend you follow a basic set up guide before getting too...
Happy New Year!
On behalf of our team, we hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break!
How have you gone with your New Years 'resolutions' so far?
Or perhaps you don't have any resolutions, and instead are continuing on the path of your longer term goals?
Either way, we thought we'd start the New Years by offering a bit of motivation to ensure you start the...
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