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Yes it was time for a Serious Up Date Here and a new direction for 2012.

Why !

Opening the door on our International Level Track Development Programs here into the US has raised quiet a few eyebrows lately, is this a good thing !, in the long run I hope so, in the short term just copying what you see is dangerous. What Track Cycling is to Australia the NBL Basketball is to America so their is an enormous cultural difference attached to the sport and the structure that develops and supporting it.

"Track Cycling is a Specialized discipline".

I have heard so many times in the past years, "that it's just not possible" when giving performance improvements evaluations on athletes here if they began using strength specific techniques for Indoor cycling disciplines. While the Planet went "GREEN" in the late 90's so did the athletes body with lactate production techniques opening a whole new world for possible performance improvement methods to emerge for a Indoor Track Cyclist's.

Programs evolved because scientists had all the answerer on how to beat the Blood Lactate - Muscle Fatigue correlation problem associated with Indoor Track Cycling disciplines, if your finger did not look like a pin cushion after training you weren't worth testing, the late 80's and early 90's change the direction of Indoor Cycling Disciplines because of this component to finally point us to were we are today, no more revving at 200 rpms and 200 heart rates to a very controlled powerful delivery of the efforts over much longer distances at much greater out-put levels at lower Heart rate's. 'Lower Heart Rates' what happened.

Sports Scientists and Engineer's gave us the answer to the developing problems with the constant use of the Indoor facility's but the solutions were often not practical in the out-put environment for Indoor Cycling Disciplines or explainable to the athlete, born was the High Performance Departments in the Institutes to find the "question" to the answers that were provided in a practical application to get performance improvements to the Track its self.

An athlete can perform up to a certain 'intensity' efficiently while accumulating lactate in the blood. This was never going to change so what did ?.

The manipulation of the word 'intensity' is what changed by changing the ratios of the performance elements that made up the total intensity to keep the body to the scientific answer required for Indoor competition. Putting the Engineer's view of the Indoor Facility Physics force equation into the Race Development Program opened a whole new process for producing speed Indoors.

I had never been a data freak as it pertains to coaching rather staying with the approach of constantly trying to mimic the final result to the track itself with Skill, Technique and the athletes mental focus getting just as much attention as the physical out-put requirement elements did but now being able to explaining the out-put data better in non scientific terms with the new tools that were developed has enhances the ability to target the Engineer's 3 important elements extremely effectively and regularly contradicts the athletes long term beliefs of what is actually an effective workout when translated to the Indoor track events them self as the optimum out-put equation now puts the Lactate Threshold third, not first in the Fatigue Element sequence for the Indoor specific athlete targeting International Level Competition because of what happens to a athlete (or Human subject) put in any conflicting force environment like a Indoor Track Facility.

The frustrations of trying hard to do specific workouts to develop the answers were slowly replace with well designed routine's which developed the athletes body to produce the required answers while the athletes need to do anything was removed when on the Track surface its self as the physics equation was now just a simple manipulation of the athlete pre developed performance elements.  The trying hard methods of constant threshold work were replaced with a very controlled delivery sequence set of routine's which produced greater and more efficient results with the maximum ratio's being achieved without the emotional limit feelings of the threshold intervals being present so the delivery control and execution now got the full attention of the athlete increasing the skill and technique dramatically.

The 3 manipulated Performance elements are;

Strength (Torque)             -             Power (watts)             -             RPM (Leg speed)

Accessing the body's absolute power capacities for competition purposes with the correct neuromuscular routine's for track cyclists and the methods for structural strength increase are not all a physical development process but more a access process and are often misunderstood by coached who specialize in the methods of development lactate tolerance training for Endurance Athletes.  The mistakes are made in interpreting the emotional responses as they are very different when the athlete is place within a Indoor Facility's as the performance fatigues emotional pain elements are not associated to the usual outdoor lactate failures emotions as the Indoor Track athlete has Force Failure produced by the individuals genetic ability to hold a constant force within the arc of the track its self to accommodate which dramatically effect the maintenance of speed on a Indoor facility.

Remember This !!

"Track Cycling is a Specialized discipline".

"Just copying what you see is dangerous".

As understanding a new language takes time and patience.

In the local hero's words 'its not all about the bike!".

'Stay Relaxed'

BGM Sports


Strength (Torque)             -             Power (watts)             -             RPM (Leg speed)

BGM Sports
Simi Valley California
Email: bert@bgmsports.com

MF Coaching
Sydney Australia
Email: michelle@bgmsports.com

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Simi Valley California
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