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stuc

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Post Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:05 pm

Warm up hard for hot cycling performance

Just had a squizz at the article by Peter Reaburn on the Cycling Australia web blight and it contained this:

"A hard warm-up consisting of cycling for five minutes at 40% peak aerobic power, followed immediately by one minute at 110% of peak aerobic power."

Apparently the peak aerobic power was "taken from a previous VO2max test".

Can someone explain the "110%" please?
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Post Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:16 pm

presumedly you would be in the anerobic zone, greater than aerobic. Sports science anyone?
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Post Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:06 pm

Peak aerobic power, I'm pretty sure, would be referring to the highest power you can obtain in a ramp test. Its often called 'Wmax' as well.

There are a few different protocols for doing this, the one that is pretty common is something like: start at 150W, raise power by 25W every minute, until exhaustion. The average power of the final minute (before you collapse) is your peak aerobic power. Your VO2max will occur somewhere in there as well.
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Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:56 am

DanielS wrote:Peak aerobic power, I'm pretty sure, would be referring to the highest power you can obtain in a ramp test. Its often called 'Wmax' as well.

There are a few different protocols for doing this, the one that is pretty common is something like: start at 150W, raise power by 25W every minute, until exhaustion. The average power of the final minute (before you collapse) is your peak aerobic power. Your VO2max will occur somewhere in there as well.


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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:01 pm

Thanks people.

Perhaps "peak aerobic power" is a shorter description than "ramp tested, last minute, last legs, stuffed, aerobic power" :lol:

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