ever taken the Cyclist's Training Bible Tests?

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  1. tmctguer

    tmctguer New Member

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    i have been working on my cycling fitness and recently began taking the series of tests outlined in the Cyclist's Training Bible. they are:

    1). .2 mile Sprint Power Test: Max watts, and Avg watts for a .2 mile flat course.

    2). 12 second Critical Power Test: avg HR, Max watts, and Avg watts for 12 seconds.

    3). 1 minute Critical Power Test: avg HR, Max watts, and Avg watts for 1 minute.

    4). 6 minute Critical Power Test: avg HR, Max watts, and Avg watts for 6 minutes.

    5). 30 minute Critical Power Test: avg HR, Max Watts, and Avg watts for 30 minutes.

    these are TOUGH tests ! have any of you tried these? they seem like a good way to determine baseline fitness. i am intrigued about how my new power meter can help show your performance.
     
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  2. tomUK

    tomUK New Member

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    Here here, I second that - these tests are very tough.

    I have just done a CP3 and CP12 test tonight.

    Anyone have a spare set of lungs?
     
  3. velomanct

    velomanct New Member

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    those tests determine every aspect of your fitness, not baseline.
    ranging from sprint power to lactate threshold, what else is there?

    they should be tough, unless you aren't going 100% effort which would make no sense.
     
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