Sebastian Weber is a sports scientist, coach of world class cyclists and endurance athletes, and consultant of multiple world class cycling teams and other endurance sports organisations and federations. He is also the co-founder of the physiological performance software INSCYD. In this two-part interview we discuss recent updates to the INSCYD platform and go deep into physiology and training concepts relevant for optimising endurance performance.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-INSCYD's Power Performance Decoder (PPD) - a tool that can take any combination of data (lactate, VO2, or power only) and calculate VO2max, VLaMax and anaerobic threshold with a high degree of accuracy
-The accuracy of the PPD, and how it compares to traditional lactate or ventilatory testing
-The mechanism of calculating VO2max and VLaMax using power data only
-The original VLaMax testing protocol, and why it's near impossible to "DIY" it
-Best practices for executing the testing protocol
-FatMax: confusions around the metric and what it depends on
-Benchmark values (and realistic expectations) for VO2max and VLaMax for males and females
-How physiological testing on the bike relates (or doesn't) to running and swimming
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