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THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF INTENSITY, DURATION AND FREQUENCY OF WORKOUTS IS THE KEY TO THE BEST PERFORMANCE!

Haute Route Pyrenee

WHAT IS TRAINING PERIODIZATION Training periodization refers to manipulation over time of intensity, duration and frequency of training sessions to achieve the desired physiological adaptation for athletes to perform best during competitions. (Filipas et al., 2021) Training intensity distribution (TDI) defines an athlete’s time in different training zones. (Filipas et al., 2021) WHICH ARE THE […]

IS METABOLISM THE ULTIMATE PHYSICAL ADAPTATION TO BECOME A FASTER AND HEALTHIER CYCLIST?

WHAT IS METABOLISM Metabolism refers to the whole sum of reactions that occur throughout the body within each cell and that provide the body with energy (Arturo Sánchez et al., 2022).  WHAT IS METABOLIC FLEXIBILITY Metabolic flexibility is the capability of the organism to select fuel oxidation in response to specific nutrient availability and exercise […]

WHICH VAM IS REQUIRED TO WIN A GRANFONDO RACE?

Is it possoble winning a major Italian Granfondo with only ten hours of training a week? The answer is yes. Let us see how. Granfondo are very competitive cycling races. Depending on their length, a cyclist must climb at least 1300-1500 VAM to win this type of competition. Andrea (The winner of the lask Grandondo […]

WHAT’S THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD TO INCREASE YOUR VAM IN JUST AS LITTLE AS 10 WEEKS?

One determinant of VAM is the power output of a cyclist.  One well-established tool to improve power output (and endurance performance) is performing HIT (high-intensity training). (e.g., Laursen, 2010).  Although it needs to be clarified how to organize the HIT intervals best, it appears that SIs (short intervals), when compared to LIs (long intervals), appears […]