Power Profiles

Power Training for Indoor Cycling Chapter 15: Rider Profiles

Even if we don’t understand slow twitch from fast twitch to nose twitch, these muscle fiber mixes we are born will inevitably guide us towards riding or racing that takes advantage of our strengths, and minimizes the drawbacks of our weaknesses. It’s only human nature. We are encouraged by what we do best and thus we continue to build on it. Add a little training that continues to improve on our strengths, and some desire to achieve objectives with those strengths, and now we will begin to see specific rider types emerge in a way that can actually be quantified to help with both prescribing training as well as understanding just how variable power is from one individual to another. In other words:

Muscle Fiber Mix + Training + Desire = Rider Profiles

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