- You need to know more than just physiology, even in a “physiology heavy” sport like cycling. Becoming well rounded in applied sport science is the first step to becoming a better coach and practitioner overall.
- As so often is said by others on the podcast: Athletes care mostly that you show them how much you care about them. Empathetic coaching 101!
- Basing your aerobic training on FTP or CP is fine, but then going down the route of using it for 5 min intervals, 1 min intervals or even any sprint intervals makes little practical and scientific sense. Use as specific tests as possible – knowing the ANAEROBIC SPEED/POWER reserve can help with that too!
- VLmax is a nice model used in practice when determined in a highly controlled and regulated setting with PHYSIOLOGICAL markers. Assuming you can assess a highly complex glycolytic capacity with some equations and a power meter is rather dubious.