Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    35
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Sprint Interval Training

    I recenlty got my level 3 certification for coaching cycling and I had a question about sprint training. I used to coach swimming and was a D 1 swimmer and I also ran track. Now I am more focused on cycling and alot of the literature I have read reagarding sprint training in cycling is that when doing all out sprints the rider should take alot of rest. Some of the books and articles I have read are saying up to 10 minutes. Why is that? Its just something I am not used to becuase sprint training in other disciplines is different in that there is usually less rest.

  2. #2
    Isaias NoRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Essex, MD
    My Bikes
    Ridley X-Fire (carbon, white)
    Posts
    5,174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's sprinting and then there's sprinting.

    If the goal is to coordinate the neuromuscular system in hopes of raising efficiency, then you want the muscles and nerves to be well rested, else you will teach them bad form as your leg muscles start to become overwhelmed by hydrogen ions.

    If the goal is to improve the anaerobic system's lactate buffering, then you'll want short rests, so that you force the muscles to buffer progressively higher lactate levels (i.e., buffer down the hydrogen ions using the body's own bicarbonate buffering system).
    2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    561
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Train for power - long rest intervals
    Increase anaerobic endurance - short rest intervals

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you for speeeking eenglish.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    35
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for the replies...i get the differance now...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •