- May 17, 2006
Chapeau! said:Which contradicts what genius Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, Ph.D. Professor of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, concluded in his book, Biomechanics in Sport, “Strength endurance is characterized by a combination of great strength and significant endurance” regarding the strength endurance needed for cycling.
Sorry Coggan, your respected on these boards (not sure why), but your arguments contradict what is going on in the real world in sport.
Your very foolish.
Actually, if you review the actual text of Dr. Zatsiorsky's book, he recommends hill training and other cycling specific (high gear, etc) to improve cycling "strength." Science and practice of strength ... - Google Books
And neither Coggan nor anybody else is discouraging hill intervals or other cycling specific strength training.
No! Where not talking about fat powerlifters who don't go cycling.
135 pound powerlifters are not fat by any stretch of the imagination. Aside from the heavyweights, weight classes in powerlifting place a high premium on very lean powerful muscle mass.
Ohhhh & don't mention the world top 3. Bolt, Tyson Gay & Asafa Powell, they all lift weights.
Do any of these participate in an event that lasts more than a minute? And again, the connection between PEDs and the 100 and 200 is so well established, I think you have to be very wary of drawing comparisons. Again, what does this have to do with endurance cycling? I don't think any one on this forum would discourage weightlifting for activities below a minute. My Defensive lineman son also lifts weights because mass and short term strength is a big help in American Football. He doesn't run long distance though because it wouldn't help him in his sport.
Bolt also plays a lot of video games and sleeps with very attractive women. Do you think that either of those activities makes him faster?
Really, do the meta-analysis.