Power Training and Exercise Physiology



ryanfiddler2000

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I'm trying something new. I have considered starting a coaching business but have instead decided to start a training blog offering free training advice and explanations on the physiology of cycling. I am a doctoral candidate at Oklahoma State University in Exercise Physiology with a Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences, additionally I am a category II racer who has just recently started racing again following a two year layoff.
The blog serves several purposes: 1) because of my profession, writing skills are extremely important. I'm hoping the blog will help to enhance these skills 2) I view the blog as another way to improve my understanding of and ability to explain exercise physiology to others, I hope this will complement my teaching and research responsibilities and 3) I want others to have access to information regarding their own training for those who can't afford a coach or choose not to hire one and/or to help those who do have a coach better understand why they are doing specific training/workouts. If interested check it out at The Physiology of Cycling: A Training Blog
Any and all feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
 

sd790

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Keep in mind that you asked for feedback...:(

This is not informative at all and looks to just be another "here's my recent cycling adventure" type of blog. I don't see any new exercise physiology knowledge being shared here nor anything that might assist someone who chooses to not get a coach.
 

ryanfiddler2000

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OK, I'll try to put some more substance into the posts. I'm trying to balance between writing posts that are too techinical and those that are simply informative of what the day-to-day training is like for an amateur bike racer. I understand that more advanced cyclist may not learn very much from every post but I think they too will learn something new occassionally. I also plan to post summaries of recently published research articles related to cycling. Thank you for the comment, no offense taken.
 

Felt_Rider

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Have added a link to your blog on mine and will check back on occasion to see if you have new material.

Jesse
 

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ryanfiddler2000 said:
I'm trying something new. I have considered starting a coaching business but have instead decided to start a training blog offering free training advice and explanations on the physiology of cycling. I am a doctoral candidate at Oklahoma State University in Exercise Physiology with a Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences, additionally I am a category II racer who has just recently started racing again following a two year layoff.
The blog serves several purposes: 1) because of my profession, writing skills are extremely important. I'm hoping the blog will help to enhance these skills 2) I view the blog as another way to improve my understanding of and ability to explain exercise physiology to others, I hope this will complement my teaching and research responsibilities and 3) I want others to have access to information regarding their own training for those who can't afford a coach or choose not to hire one and/or to help those who do have a coach better understand why they are doing specific training/workouts. If interested check it out at The Physiology of Cycling: A Training Blog
Any and all feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

Nice work. One question: when you describe you interval sessions as, say for example, 4x2x2, what does the last digit represent? I'm assuming sets, but maybe rest interval....not sure.

320 FTP.....what's your weight?
 

ryanfiddler2000

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The notation is as follows: 4 x 2 x 3 would indictate 4 intervals of 2 minutes each with 3 minutes recovery. I weigh about 160 lbs. I should probably use watts/kg but it seems like most people are more familiar with just watts.
 

frenchyge

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ryanfiddler2000 said:
OK, I'll try to put some more substance into the posts. I'm trying to balance between writing posts that are too techinical and those that are simply informative of what the day-to-day training is like for an amateur bike racer.

Here are a couple of the best, if you're looking to hone your writing and technical:informational ratio:
Training and Racing With a Power Meter Journal
Alex's Cycle Blog
 

swampy1970

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Why the double post? I see you posted exactly the same thread in the cycle training section...

... and while you're asking for comment you seem a little slow on responding :p
 

ryanfiddler2000

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Yeah, sorry I wasn't sure where my post fit in best. Probably here on the power training board but I try not to only talk about power and watts, not everyone has a power meter and I'm trying to give general advice on exercise physiology so cyclists can better understand their own training.
 

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