Time trialists, triathletes & those who aspire to be such: We’ll do free TT mentoring sessions on Legacy Pkwy Trail, weather permitting, November through January.
Good time of yr to work on flexibility & aero positioning. We’ll look at setup & offer suggestions for better efficiency, comfort & aerodynamics. We’ll also address bike handling skills.
If interested, send email to email@example.com with “TT” in Subject line.
Excelerator Sports in partnership with Plan 7 Endurance Coaching offering Winter
Training Camps in Southern Utah —
Varus/valgus issues are an important aspect of footwear fit, as well as overall body alignment and proper positioning on a bike.
For cyclists, ITS wedges help to address common issues such as forefoot varus. There are certain situations where a rider has trouble accommodating an ITS wedge under the footbed inside the shoe. In that case, forefoot varus can be supported with a wedge between the shoe sole and pedal cleat.
It is important to understand that external wedges placed between the shoe sole and cleat are typically used to acoommodate overall foot varus, not just forefoot varus. Externally implemented wedges are used in combination with proper lateral cleat alignment as well as proper fore/aft positioning.
The amount of forefoot and overall foot varus need to be assessed then accounted for while working toward proper knee and hip alignment.
Hot spots are usually the result of improper cleat placement laterally or improper fore/aft placement, or a combination of both.
Look for Mark Deterline’s upcoming and comprehensive article in Ironman’s LAVA Magazine. You can also contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From KORR Medical Technologies, maker of our VO2 Max Equipment:
“A VO2 Max Test is a measurement that reflects a person’s ability to perform sustained exercise. It is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness
and aerobic endurance. The actual measurement is ‘milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight.’ It is suitable for a wide range of individuals, from the sedentary to elite athletes.
“A complete VO2 Fitness test can give trainers and clients the tools to set realistic goals and assess improvement… Many people are inefficient exercisers, with no understanding of what specific heart rate, intensity or duration would best help them reach their specific goals such as fat burning, endurance training, or cardio conditioning. An initial VO2 Max test can clarify the specific target heart rates that will enable each individual to reach their fitness goals more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses.
“The test also determines the number of calories burned during every level of exercise…
“VO2 Max is a valuable tool for serious athletes to assess performance and evaluate training regimens. Even though extensive training can sometimes cause an athlete to reach a plateau in VO2 Max, he can still use his VO2 Max test results to make further improvements in performance. This is accomplished as he pushes to increase anaerobic threshold (AT) and maintain that threshold for longer periods of time. This enhances both endurance and cardiovascular performance.”
Read more at http://korr.com or contact us to schedule VO2 Max as well as Lactate Threshold/Blood Lactate Tests: (801) 661-7988, email@example.com
Proper biomechanics apply to all sports, not just bike fit.
Many of our athletes are trail and road running this time of year for run-specific fitness, cyclocross or triathlon conditioning, as well as cross-training for downhill and cross-country skiing, road cycling and mountain biking, etc.
Whatever your sport(s) of preference, the Pose Method® can prove indispensable to help reduce the risk of injury, and to make you a more comfortable and efficient human machine.
Contact us to learn more about our biomechanical services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be on the lookout for write-ups we’ll be posting regarding the importance of functional as well as fitness training.