Which exercise is best to improve explosive power? Before diving into the details, let’s quickly review a basic physics lesson.
Power is the rate at which work is done.
Simply stated, when lifting a given weight (eg 100kg or 220lb) faster, you are exerting more power. When you accelerate on a bike from a standstill to 40mph within a shorter distance, you are exerting more power. Sports like track sprinting and Olympic weightlifting are primarily tests of explosive power. The more power you generate, the more explosive you are. …
Three time is a charm, indisputably!
My trusted teammates Ethan Boyes (@ethan_b_bikes), Joshua McDonald (@hapakid78) and I traveled across the country to the world renowned velodrome in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. We first battled each other earlier in the week in the match sprint and time trail events, much like we had been doing all season long at our home track, Hellyer Velodrome.
Team events (team pursuits and team sprints) are typically held on the last day at nationals. At that point, physical and mental fatigue do become considerable factors. …
Golden Cheetah offers a number of ways to export your power files. From Strava and TrainingPeaks to Dropbox and Cycling Analytics, you can readily share your processed power files with ease. Admittedly, I often run into issues connecting to those services consistently.
The most reliable fallback is to export the files and share those via email or cloud file sharing services (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive). This is more manual but almost guaranteed to work most of the time!
In this article, we will exclusively focus on exporting files. These can then be shared with other data-hungry cycling friends…
GoldenCheetah allows you to customize various metrics (aka data fields) to be displayed or hidden. Depending on training objectives and equipment types (power meter, cadence/speed sensors), you may wish to customize the data field visibility.
It is not apparent to many where this data is shown. This quick tutorial, based on V3.3, hopefully bridges the gap.
Three different tabs control the visibility of these data fields. Note some versions of Golden Cheetah may need to closed and reopened before changes kick in.
Elimination racing is extremely exciting and entertaining. Usually contested as part of omnium, you encounter these races often as a standard endurance/upgrade racing event. Unpredictable, fast, and lots of maneuvering, elimination (aka Miss-and-Out or Devil Take the Hindmost”) is a crowd favorite.
Originated in Japan, Keirin has evolved to an Olympic event. Unpredictable, physical and lightening fast, the keirin is always an entertaining bike race and is one of the most favorite track disciplines among spectators.
Few weeks have passed since returning from World Masters Track Championships in Manchester, but I still pinch myself every morning upon waking up next to the rainbow jersey and gold medal. It was not a dream but a dream come true!
In 2013, I discovered track after a two-decade hiatus from collegiate road racing. Under the meticulous guidance of Coach Lee Povey past two seasons, I was lucky enough to snatch my first ever Stars & Stripes title in team sprints with my teammates, Ethan and Mark (collectively known as It’s Raining, Men!).
Follow that great momentum, Coach Lee encouraged…
This all dated back 2.5 years ago. I attended Coach Lee Povey’s endurance clinic at Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose, California. At that point, I had merely been riding track for 3 months, after a two-decade hiatus from collegiate road racing. Making a comeback was rarely easy. I had given myself 5 years to compete at a national championship, which I narrowly missed in college, thanks to my total lack of climbing talents.
Lee paid no attention to my Abdoujaparov-like physique and promptly prescribed the group two reps of Russian Ladders, followed by one rep of Laps to Destruction. We…
Masters World Champ (2x), US Masters National Champ (4x), US 35–44 500m Record Holder 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈 🍭