Advantages (and myths) of Running with power
Although pretty common among cyclists, measuring power output in runners still puzzles runners and coaches. Not long time ago, measuring power output in runners was something restricted to the labs that would use expensive setups such as special treadmills with force platforms, while the power output measurement, although quite precise, was rather complex involving calculations […]
What’s Anerobic Speed Reserve (ASR) and how one can use it to better tailor an interval training session?
I find it disappointing when studies that compare methods of training, for the sake of their study design, OVERSIMPLIFY things that they shouldn’t. Kiely (2012) already pointed out that one of the greatest fallacies in sports training planning studies is assuming that average group-based trends and methodologies used by high achievers could be generalized for […]
The “true reasons” why you should use a power-meter on your bike
I recently stumbled across an article about the main reasons for cyclists/triathletes to use a power-meter. Although I could not agree more on the importance of measuring power output for such athletes, I think the article completely misses the point on the reasons “WHY” power-meters are important since the reasons given were at least trivial […]
WheelPower’s Podcast (Ep. 01): Self-monitoring with Ms. Jinglu Jiang
We are super excited about the start of our new podcast project. In our channel, we will interview and discuss with different athletes, coaches, and experts in various fields about topics related to endurance sports, with a special focus on running, swimming, cycling, and triathlon. We truly hope you enjoy! In this first episode, we […]
What about uphill cycling biomechanics?
Tour de France (TdF) 2017 includes 21 stages raced in 23 days (with two resting days). Since its first stage, an individual time trial, to the last, a 103 km ride with the famous finish on the Paris Champs-Élysées, cyclists will fight for the yellow jersey (maillot jaune). In my first post here for WheelPower […]
How to mentally deal with an amazing talented opponent
Last week, one of my Jiu-Jitsu friends from Brazil sent me an article about super talented sparring partners that culminate on an interesting discussion. The discussion made me reflect that issues of comparison with others can be found everywhere and not only in martial-arts or any other one-on-one type of competition. All of us have […]
Setting your goals.
Setting personal training/ sports goals is something fundamental for any elite or professional athlete, but even they, sometimes, don’t know how to properly set their goals. So you can imagine how confusing things might be for amateur and enthusiast athletes. In my experience with coaching amateur and enthusiasts I noticed that most of the […]
How thinking about death can liberate you from most of the stressors that are affecting your performance.
Acceptance leads to liberation. Let's talk about stress, arousal, anxiety and fear and how all of this relates to contemplating Death.
Five ways of “making more time” and work out more efficiently
Great tips from Dr. Minozzo on how to reduce time wasting in your training routine to increase your training efficiency.