to the Track Cyclist.
"The balancing force
between Science and Practicality."
Strength became the element of
choice for Track athletes after the testing boom of the 90's as it provided
most solutions to the performance related issues with the ongoing
changes in the racing rules and schedules along with the racing going mostly
to indoor 250 meter venues changing the performance dynamics as well to the track
While the perception is its
mostly about the trained physical body to produce performances, Track
cycling contradicts this as often the strongest and most powerful athletes
could not reproduce the effects efficiently to the track surface. The body's
perception to the out-put environment was very different to what was
perceived to be true for most, what was a nice soothe delivery visually
to the coaches was an out-put data file with huge fluctuations because of
the input of the tracks environment and shape played in the building of the
The power meter became the
weapon of choice, " its all about the watts era was upon us" as the road
went one way with it with a correlating to the heart and Lactate protocols, the track athletes had a very different take because
the environment of the racing had a huge effect on out-put readings because
of the confines of the smaller indoor tracks beginning to be used.
Skill and delivery
technique brought on a whole new meanings as producing the strength gains
required an understanding of the tracks huge part in the puzzle to keep the
out-put file within the correct ranges to produce the required answers.
Techniques and the skill of
manipulating the track became the elements to
control the consistency of the out-put watt variance when being delivered at the
Indoor Tracks and reproduced the answers the scientists were looking
for to control the lactate development so as the controlling factor for
Indoor performance could be address, Muscle Fatigue which was produced by
the subconscious response to the force in the corners through force muscle
fiber activation of the Type 11a and 11b fibers to the resistance felt.
Born was the era of very
structured and controlled efforts delivered to mathematical equations built
on computers to the correct corresponding delivery paths and reproduced on to the track by athletes
produced by the High Performance coach who instructed them how to get their
fitness to the track and produce actual out-put results.
Building strength is not
complicated, Producing it effectively as a Track cyclist can be as it contradicts many beliefs
of the cardio based system.
Because many of you here are
beginning to ask the right questions pertaining to specific Training for
Track Cycling we will begin too expand these pages to inspire you to
changeling your belief with real data examples throughout the year.
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