Cycling Package - Packages - University of Derby

Cycling Package

Our services are specifically tailored to provide support to a wide range of sports, and for athletes of all levels, from beginners to elite performers

Cycling Package

Whether you are a recreational cyclist, time-trialist, road-racer, mountain biker whether it you aiming to improve general fitness or preparing specifically for a competition we have a bespoke package to support you and help you achieve your goals. Understanding your body’s current capabilities means you will be more efficient with your training, helping you to achieve your goals. 

You can access a package of support, including any of the options below.

Physiology Assessments

The purpose of physiological testing is to provide information that can be used to both optimise training and enhance performance. Getting your training intensities correct and working on the right things at the right stage of the year means you are not wasting precious training time. The risks of injury, illness and overtraining can also be reduced as a consequence of utilising evidence based practice. The main physiological variables that impact on performance will vary depending on the event you do, so getting your training right for your event and also for your current physiological status is important.

The cycling test will comprise of two key parts (submaximal and maximal) and includes measures of maximal heart rate and O2max to coincide with corresponding heart rates and cycling work rates. Following a comprehensive warm up, participantswill begin the test at an individualised intensity that is determined by our pre-screening process. This is adjusted according to important factors such as seasonal factors, current training levels and level of competition. The adjustment here is necessary to ensure that the test is pitched at the correct level for each athlete and that all important components of fitness are assessed suitably, thus allowing our staff to provide the appropriate guidance. The nature of the test is incremental meaning that the intensity of the test will continue to increase (usually in 60 s intervals) until you reach exhaustion.

Musculoskeletal Screening

Early identification of musculoskeletal problems such as reduced joint mobility, limb asymmetry or poor limb alignment can reduce the occurrence of acute and chronic injury, and enhance performance through the development of appropriate conditioning exercise programmes.

Report

Following your visit to the clinic our expert staff will analyse your data and prepare a detailed written report explaining your results, highlighting your strengths and weaknesses and giving training advice and guidelines based on your results.

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