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Power your training!

Power your training!

To make your endurance training even more convenient and effective on the bike we would like to introduce our new Critical Power interval session generator for a limited trial period. This cutting-edge app provides the most physiologically effective workout unique to your current ability. Simply by entering your critical power and lactate threshold values, interval [...]
Achieving Prime Cycling Performance

Achieving Prime Cycling Performance

Intro..   Oliver Williams approached CPS In-Motion in July 2016 with the sole ambition of gaining top form for races in the 2017 season. Ollie had reached what he thought was his peak ability in 2015 having good results in the  Tour of Cambridge, at the 6 stage Giro di Sardegna and Crystal Palace series. Suffering an […]

FORM and function: Ronan Descy

FORM and function: Ronan Descy

Understanding fit methodology   CPS In-Motion has spent some time talking to Ronan Descy of FORM in south-west London. Ronan has developed an extensive reputation and experience in bike fitting over the last decade. Here are some of the points he made during our recent chat……   Thoughts on the commercial bike-fit market…. “The different […]

Perfect Pacing

Perfect Pacing

My previous post on Terrain’ing briefly explores the use of available terrain for effective physiological performance training, ideal for mountainous events on the continent. Exposure to intensities for durations long enough to stress that part of the physiological spectrum is key for improving and becoming ‘better’ and faster over the course. Essentially, frequency and sequence […]

Live Demo – Wed 21st Jan @7pm VeloSport, Putney

Live Demo – Wed 21st Jan @7pm VeloSport, Putney

  This live demonstration of a full lactate threshold profile will provide valuable insight into current endurance sports performance assessment and best practices.  VeloSport’s own Steve James will be the test subject on the night…so come along and witness his suffering! The lactate threshold power/ heart rate is an important parameter of cycling performance, and is now commonly used […]

Perfect Pacing

Perfect Pacing

The club 10 or an odd half-marathon now and again don’t seem to satisfy us endurance athletes anymore, as we seek bigger and bigger challenges the fitter we get. The number of sport science publications have also rocketed in the last few years, on hydration, fuelling and general long distance performance. Ultra-distance events are definitely […]

Lactate is unique!

Lactate is unique!

I have previously described the three primary independent factors which dictate endurance cycling performance which are known to applied exercise physiologists….   1. Gross cycling efficiency – the ability to use oxygen and convert fuel (carbs/fats/ protein etc) to energy in the muscles and is dictated by individual expression of specific metabolic enzymes which control […]

Critical assessment

Critical assessment

I have highlighted the advantages and benefits of lactate threshold profiling for directing a structured training programme throughout this website. However, I haven’t had much time to emphasise the value of conducting regular Critical Power tests to support peak power output and interval training sessions. As most cyclists will only have a restricted expendable training […]

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Although now known as the most informative and accurately trackable performance parameter in cycling (and running), one of the most useful and direct applications for Maximal Lactate Steady State values are in Time-Trial, Duathlon and Triathlon, for a multitude of physiological reasons.  Recently, I had the pleasure of profiling the lactate kinetics of three up-and-coming […]

The shape of things to come

The shape of things to come

VO2max testing has long been regarded as the ‘Gold Standard’ and ultimate physiological measurement in many types of endurance sport. Even though this performance parameter is seen as the holy grail in sports performance, the numbers are unreliable and have very little value for helping an athlete wishing to progress in training. This might sound […]

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