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09-04-19, 04:10 PM
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Posted By jsk

I didn't notice a performance improvement. What I...

I didn't notice a performance improvement. What I noticed was reduced DOMS a day or two after tough, high-intensity efforts (stuff like 40k TT, track points race, etc).
04-22-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 113,525
Posted By jsk

Yeah I knew who won but nothing else about the...

Yeah I knew who won but nothing else about the race, was starting to wonder if the headline I saw was some sort of mistake by the last couple KM.


While I agree continuing to work/cooperate with...
Replies: 1,005
Views: 109,517
Posted By jsk

Not just that, but overall...

Not just that, but overall flexibility/versatility. Being able to set the bar rack and safety stops at a much larger range of positions is great if you want to also do stuff like presses, rack pulls,...
Replies: 2,521
Views: 256,281
Posted By jsk

So, do you guys really think that it's reasonable...

So, do you guys really think that it's reasonable for amateur athletes to be held to the same WADA testing standards as elites/pros? Should amateurs really have to worry about trace amounts of...
10-04-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,716
Posted By jsk

The point of FTP is to provide a field estimate...

The point of FTP is to provide a field estimate of MLSS, aka lactate threshold. So it should be determined from an evenly paced effort. Unless you were riding a steady pace in a breakaway, the crit...
Replies: 22
Views: 3,308
Posted By jsk

Dixie Flyer...

Dixie Flyer (http://www.dixieflyerbicycles.com/shop/i1fge5lpc0sthl7uwu6mvrbuak343z) offers up to 64t. They get ordered in batches, may take a few weeks to get them. I have a few and they seem very...
Replies: 1,005
Views: 109,517
Posted By jsk

I also prefer the center knurling, helps a bit...

I also prefer the center knurling, helps a bit with back squats and also just in general for alignment as the others said. And IMHO if the center knurling is causing damage to the chest area during...
08-29-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By jsk

From what I've read, about 20-30g of protein at a...

From what I've read, about 20-30g of protein at a time can be used for muscle protein synthesis, so more than that in a meal is somewhat wasted (at least, from the standpoint of repairing or building...
08-19-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By jsk

Actually pretty much all of these observational...

Actually pretty much all of these observational studies try to take this into consideration, they call it "adjusting for confounding factors". You can argue about how effective or not this approach...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,314
Posted By jsk

I think you're ignoring the fact that this...

I think you're ignoring the fact that this "entire segment of the population" is pretty tiny. If it made financial sense to bring to market all this track-specific gear, companies would be doing it.
08-09-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By jsk

I agree, if you were putting in 15-20 hrs/week...

I agree, if you were putting in 15-20 hrs/week training for iron man it would be a different story, but most guys training 6-8 hrs/week probably won't be carrying that much fatigue to need a full...
07-23-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By jsk

Thanks for that, captain obvious. Nobody said...

Thanks for that, captain obvious. Nobody said there aren't limits, but that doesn't contradict anything I said.


Here in Houston, humidity starts out highest at sunrise, often 90+ %, but by the...
07-22-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By jsk

Yeah some of my MTB-ing friends say that crashes...

Yeah some of my MTB-ing friends say that crashes aren't as bad compared on the road, but it seems like crashes happen a lot more often in MTB, and if you land on rocks/etc I would think the crashes...
07-20-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 113,525
Posted By jsk

They actually did, for the two hard stages. The...

They actually did, for the two hard stages. The short stage 11 in particular had a higher than usual percentage cut off, but still a few of the riders missed the time. It wasn't really that many,...
07-20-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By jsk

Early start doesn't work so well for me, I'm not...

Early start doesn't work so well for me, I'm not a morning person and trying to do early rides on a regular basis means missing out on too much sleep. I've also found that I prefer the higher temps...
07-16-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,511
Posted By jsk

There have been some times that the thought of...

There have been some times that the thought of taking up MTB has tempted me, but I added track racing instead. My thinking was I might as well take advantage of living close to a Velodrome, it's not...
07-15-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,134
Views: 202,617
Posted By jsk

D'oh. Somehow I think that's even more annoying...

D'oh. Somehow I think that's even more annoying than if they found it a few months from now, it's like they're rubbing your face in it that they couldn't deliver it for when you needed it.
07-14-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,094
Posted By jsk

It's the temp that matters, which is why recipes...

It's the temp that matters, which is why recipes that use cocoa will often specify to mix it with hot water.
07-13-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 86,441
Posted By jsk

Different people have different goals, and even...

Different people have different goals, and even the same person may have different goals at different times. So your assertion that progression is the only thing that matters in weight training may...
Replies: 2,521
Views: 256,281
Posted By jsk

I could have sworn they announced something like...

I could have sworn they announced something like that last winter.
07-03-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 18,858
Posted By jsk

The "overbite" (that notch between the head tube...

The "overbite" (that notch between the head tube and fork) is strange looking.

I just think it's funny that they're coming out with an aero bike after years of saying they didn't need one in the...
07-02-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,777
Posted By jsk

I don't think it's so much about hitting a peak....

I don't think it's so much about hitting a peak. Over time you should get an idea of what your range of HRV values is. Mornings when your HRV is at the upper end of your range should be productive...
07-02-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,837
Posted By jsk

It's actually the external rotation that causes...

It's actually the external rotation that causes problems in the shoulder, more than a lack of internal rotation. But the shoulder stays pretty neutral in a properly executed barbell overhead press....
07-02-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,837
Posted By jsk

Standing barbell overhead press is perfectly safe...

Standing barbell overhead press is perfectly safe and won't harm your shoulders unless you're doing them wrong (eg grip too wide and/or elbows flared out to the side). Barbell overhead press can...
07-02-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By jsk

Work is work and a kJ is a kJ, but that doesn't...

Work is work and a kJ is a kJ, but that doesn't mean that 1 kJ equals exactly 1kcal for everybody. "kj work equals calories burned" is just an estimate; it's a pretty good estimate, and better than...
07-02-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By jsk

IMHO this is an oversimplification. It's true you...

IMHO this is an oversimplification. It's true you can't make any real conclusions about work or kcal by looking at different HR's across different people. But that's not the same as saying that...
06-29-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By jsk

Yes, and like I said the training intensity...

Yes, and like I said the training intensity prescribed on that link is 50% of VO2Max (or about 60-70% of FTP).

I'm not saying don't ever train in the heat. I'm saying be smart about what type of...
06-29-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By jsk

Yes, but all the stuff I've read on the topic...

Yes, but all the stuff I've read on the topic suggests keeping the intensity lower during the "heat training"; in fact some protocols just call for sitting in a dry sauna after your workout. It's...
06-27-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By jsk

Except that the more overweight you are, the more...

Except that the more overweight you are, the more skewed this approach will be, getting to the point of absurdity for anyone who's truly obese. Getting some extra protein doesn't hurt, but getting...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By jsk

I must be misunderstanding either the original...

I must be misunderstanding either the original question or your answer? Surely you're not saying you only tighten the rear wheel bolts by hand, without any tool?
06-14-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13,965
Views: 743,004
Posted By jsk

Looking at my best numbers this year, for me it's...

Looking at my best numbers this year, for me it's about 95W (5' @ 428 vs 20' @ 332). Sadly both of those numbers were in January, current numbers are about 4-5% lower.

2-5 minute power seems to...
06-12-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By jsk

So just use gradient/time for the warmup also....

So just use gradient/time for the warmup also. You should be able to warmup at 0% gradient, then set what you need for the test.

You could also try a 30-day trial to something like Trainer Road....
06-12-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13,965
Views: 743,004
Posted By jsk

GC's version of Normalized Power uses a slightly...

GC's version of Normalized Power uses a slightly different calculation than Training Peaks/WKO, so this is going to affect TSS of individual workouts as well as overall CTL/ATL. Generally those...
Replies: 5,655
Views: 513,346
Posted By jsk

Good info on the 500/kilo gearing, looks like it...

Good info on the 500/kilo gearing, looks like it really is a pretty broad range for different riders. I've always favored larger gears, I tend to ride a fairly low cadence even by roadie standards....
Replies: 5,655
Views: 513,346
Posted By jsk

Just out of curiosity, what do you guys consider...

Just out of curiosity, what do you guys consider a big gear for a 500 or kilo? Baby Puke mentioned 48x13, that doesn't sound particularly huge to me but I'm still pretty new to this.
06-04-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13,965
Views: 743,004
Posted By jsk

I dunno, if you're going to have to offset the...

I dunno, if you're going to have to offset the result of the test based on what you feel your FTP is, I would say skip the assessment test and just go with an estimate based on recent performances,...
06-03-18, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13,965
Views: 743,004
Posted By jsk

Not trying to be an ass, but if the test isn't...

Not trying to be an ass, but if the test isn't accurate for you, what's to like? Sure you didn't suffer for as long as you would in a longer test, but you also didn't get a useful result.

I use...
05-31-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By jsk

Because one of the substrates used for...

Because one of the substrates used for gluconeogenisis is amino acids, and if you're fasted those are going to come from muscle.

Keep in mind this is the 33, so I'm assuming most here are training...
05-31-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By jsk

After 3-4 days off your legs are likely to feel...

After 3-4 days off your legs are likely to feel heavy/slow first time back on the bike, and it's probably not the best idea to do anything really high intensity that first ride. But you haven't...
05-30-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By jsk

Not sure why any athlete would prefer...

Not sure why any athlete would prefer catabolizing muscle to just eating some carbs...
05-30-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By jsk

I rarely have time for much of a warmup, and...

I rarely have time for much of a warmup, and don't feel a need for long warm-ups anyway. State TT was weekend before last, and I think I did about 8-10 minutes. I find a few minutes of easy spinning...
05-25-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,134
Views: 202,617
Posted By jsk

Yeah I've been using one for a while, highly...

Yeah I've been using one for a while, highly recommended.
05-24-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9,301
Views: 3,581,918
Posted By jsk

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Texas State Time Trial, photo by Corvin Alstot
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By jsk

From an aerodynamics perspective, ideally you...

From an aerodynamics perspective, ideally you want the max tire width to be slightly narrower than the max width of the disc/rim. That's why modern wheels have gotten wider, to accommodate wider...
05-10-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,778
Posted By jsk

I don't know what you're going on about here,...

I don't know what you're going on about here, there's no deadlift competition in the Olympics. And even if there was, 270lbs is not a lot to deadlift (though I admit there probably aren't too many...
05-10-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,894
Posted By jsk

I never said long Z2 was the only (or even best)...

I never said long Z2 was the only (or even best) way to increase your FTP. But there are physiological adaptions that this type of training produces, that you won't get from training at higher...
05-10-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 652,716
Posted By jsk

What was the Variability Index for the ride? I...

What was the Variability Index for the ride? I often reproduce that scenario in crits, due to the surges/attacks mixed in with lulls (and even coasting on a more technical course). IMHO you can't...
05-09-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,894
Posted By jsk

Base training (those long, lower intensity rides...

Base training (those long, lower intensity rides just at/under aerobic threshold aka ventilatory threshold 1) increases mitochondrial density. More mitochondria = more fat burning capacity. But the...
05-08-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 19,423
Posted By jsk

Not knowing anything much about Attia, the fact...

Not knowing anything much about Attia, the fact that you put him in the same category as Taubes tells me all I need to know about him (and you)...
05-01-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By jsk

Just to expand on the Trainer Road option, for...

Just to expand on the Trainer Road option, for solo structured training I'd definitely say it's superior to Zwift. They have a huge library of workouts, as well as the ability to create your own....
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