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05-06-19, 08:42 PM
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Posted By ToddTheBod

My VO2max isn't very good as I'm a right now only...

My VO2max isn't very good as I'm a right now only focused on sprinting, but a few years back I did 440W for 5 mins at 180 lbs. Happy?
05-06-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

Yes I did say that. I did not say "ALL" fast...

Yes I did say that. I did not say "ALL" fast cat3s, I said fast cat3s, as in some of the fast cat3s but not all of them. You're adding words to what I said. Read the words I wrote. If I meant "all...
05-06-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

VO2max also declines with age, so now that you're...

VO2max also declines with age, so now that you're over 30, your training is also fighting against the effects of aging.



Firstly, the article directly quotes a scientist from a sports science...
05-06-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

This is true, but it's true for almost every...

This is true, but it's true for almost every physiological metric. What's more complex is that your metrics are going to be both driven and limited by your genetics when it comes to your baseline,...
05-05-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

VO2max is HIGHLY trainable. Everyone here posted...

VO2max is HIGHLY trainable. Everyone here posted in this thread right now would test in the upper percentiles vs. the average popular of untrained humans.

Edit: obviously not conclusive, but I'm...
05-05-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20571821/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20571821/
05-05-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

I don't know what your numbers are, but I think...

I don't know what your numbers are, but I think you need to keep in mind that the study labeled them "elite" because they're in the 1% of VO2max for people if you just randomly selected them off the...
05-03-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

The study we were referencing used subjects with...

The study we were referencing used subjects with VO2maxes around 65-69 ml/min/kg as their "elite" population. Mid to upper 60s is going to make you a decent racer but not an elite pro racer. Hard to...
05-01-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

The key takeaway here is that if you're well...

The key takeaway here is that if you're well trained, some of the stimulus you'd receive from HIIT, i.e. calcium leakage, doesn't actually occur, so they're not as useful/don't work well for well...
04-30-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

Been racing bikes since grad school; going on 9...

Been racing bikes since grad school; going on 9 years now. I've raced road, CX, and track, now primarily do track sprints at the elite national/DFL at UCI races level. Before then I was a competitive...
04-30-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,378
Posted By ToddTheBod

Podcast focused on the science and physiology behind training and racing

Hi everyone, my buddy and I recently started a podcast focusing on explaining more of science and physiology behind training, different training protocols, etc. in the hopes that it gives everyone a...
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Views: 104,889
Posted By ToddTheBod

Something else to consider for anyone looking to...

Something else to consider for anyone looking to gain weight, is that your training should also reflect this desire to gain weight. Eating at a caloric surplus, even if it's pretty clean, and not...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,278
Posted By ToddTheBod

You're going to want to work on starts, your...

You're going to want to work on starts, your Pmax, and also your anaerobic capacity.

Generally, anaerobic capacity adaptations are some of the "quickest" to gain, so they're added to the program...
Replies: 2,460
Views: 232,280
Posted By ToddTheBod

My friend and I recently started a podcast...

My friend and I recently started a podcast focused on cycling training and racing, and we sat down and chatted with Ashton Lambie.

Talking To Ashton Lambie - Empirical Cycling...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By ToddTheBod

Just so you know, only a couple months of physio...

Just so you know, only a couple months of physio isn't very long when it comes to nerve/back stuff.

I'm a bit younger than you, 31, but I recently compressed my C6 nerve. It runs from the base of...
04-26-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,165
Posted By ToddTheBod

FWIW, Wickwerks makes 41-33 chainrings...

FWIW, Wickwerks makes 41-33 chainrings specifically for juniors. 41-11 is closer to 26 ft than 52-14, and then lets you use 11-N cassettes.
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Views: 104,889
Posted By ToddTheBod

There's a lot of good stuff in here. Something to...

There's a lot of good stuff in here. Something to think about if you're serious about gaining weight and want to do so "cleanly" is that you might be significantly aided using an app or program to...
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Views: 104,889
Posted By ToddTheBod

The Rogue/Pendlay Do-Wins are some of the olympic...

The Rogue/Pendlay Do-Wins are some of the olympic weight lifting shoes that run wide. If you're looking for a flat and not-heeled lifting shoe, in a similar vein to the Converse, skating boarding...
04-22-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By ToddTheBod

Especially if you've been training with heart...

Especially if you've been training with heart rate as a runner, I would do what others have said here and start off with RPE and a stopwatch. Experienced athletes are actually really well in-tune...
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By ToddTheBod

I've got an Orucase Airport Ninja and it's great,...

I've got an Orucase Airport Ninja and it's great, although it requires a bit more disassembly than most, routinely avoiding fees is nice.
04-22-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,165
Posted By ToddTheBod

Yes definitely be careful with this "rule". It's...

Yes definitely be careful with this "rule". It's really only applicable for stuff in the 84-100" range, applied anywhere else and you're gonna have a bad time
Replies: 1,005
Views: 104,889
Posted By ToddTheBod

TBF, the "8 days in a week" is an all time HOF...

TBF, the "8 days in a week" is an all time HOF candidate for best internet threads ever created. We all should aspire to such greatness
Replies: 13
Views: 2,125
Posted By ToddTheBod

Although not everything the pros do is something...

Although not everything the pros do is something that should be copied or repeated by us mere mortals, the large majority of elite sprinters use Shimano SPD-SL or Look Keo pedals/cleats. Plenty of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By ToddTheBod

This is actually not true. There is a significant...

This is actually not true. There is a significant and measurable amount of fiber type switching due to training. Dr. Andy Galpin is a field-leading researcher in this very phenomenon.

This is true...
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