Author: Fábio Minozzo
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Shut up and train.
Dr. Minozzo has some acid comments about our beloved sport that should be taken into consideration by everyone in the field. So let's put the marketing part of it aside for a while and let's be very honest. What we practice is endurance sports. Again, endurance.
A brief about sports planning or “Periodization”
The idea that sports training should be planed strategically is not new; it dated at about a century. But what do you know about Periodization? Dr. Minozzo gives an amazing overview on the topic for you all to understand a bit more about sports planning.
What is the best cycling cadence?
Head Coach Dr. Minozzo discusses the controversial “optimal cycling cadence” and the many different variables that influence the decision to adopt a certain pedaling frequency.
When is time to throw the towel in
Dr. Minozzo explains when pain might actually lead to "loss" instead of "gain".