If you have followed those articles you may know what your BHG is and your LHGs are and different methods of structuring your programme, but how do you decide what the content of those macro, meso, micro-cycles will be?
For that, you need to know what you require to achieve your desired goals. Obviously, lots of elements interact to affect bike performance, such as aerodynamics, equipment, nutrition, motivation, health etc, but for the purposes of this blog, we are looking at the physical characteristics required. Specifically, your performance profile and how that can help to build your training programme.
Today we are looking at the profiling of BIKE performance. In order to know what your strengths and weaknesses are though you need to have an understanding of what the requirements of your event are. It’s no use developing FTP if your goal is an Ironman and your fatigue resistance is poor, for example.
We conduct a similar analysis for running, but there is generally less data and less objective means of assessing it. Check out our follow up article which will look at how we use the STRYD for the performance profile.
What I will be covering:
- WHAT IS A PERFORMANCE PROFILE?
- TYPES OF TEST
- METRICS THAT WE USE