These are protocols for competitive cyclists. They enable us to state parameters such as strength, speed and maximum power. They are helpful to know the lacks of these variables and develop a specific training methodology to give an answer to these shortages.
Strength, speed and maximum power depend on the muscle actual work when making a determined gesture. In fact, there is a charge and an optimal speed to achieve your power peak.
The study of strength-speed and power-speed will put under our reach data as:
- Strength, speed and maximum power of the sportsperson according to the specialty, level and age to consider if his/her profile might match a competitive cyclist one.
- Methodology to develop strength, speed and power to achieve the needed values for competition.
- Muscle morphological structure: cross section and fast and slow twitch fiber percentage. Muscle stiffness and myotatic reflex to know the best pedaling cadence and the correct use of the bike gears with the aim of obtaining the maximum performance and value aspects such as stride amplitude and frequency to refine every movement.
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