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Old 04-03-14, 10:50 AM   #1
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Lamberts and Lambert submaximal cycle test

A new tool which might assist a cyclist in evaluating their training state has emerged. It's called the Lamberts and Lambert submaximal cycle test or LSCT.

It's a little warmup you can do every time you ride the trainer or resistance rollers. You keep track of your speed or power and heart rate for a 15 minutes warmup session and record these, preferably by uploading to a computer. It's helpful if you have a power meter, but not necessary. If your resistance unit is reliable, you can use speed. These links describe the test:
Submaximal HR recovery test
LSCT - Science & Cycling - Official website of the LSCT

and the original thesis that describes the research and the test (long):
THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVIDENCED-BASED SUBMAXIMAL CYCLE TEST DESIGNED TO MONITOR AND PREDICT CYCLING PERFROMANCE | Robert P. Lamberts - Academia.edu

I just renewed the fluid in my roller fluid resistance unit and have started using this test. It'll take a while to develop enough data to allow me to evaluate my training state. Meanwhile, just the warmup is a decent little workout. After my first go at it, my resistance unit was way too hot to touch.
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Old 04-05-14, 05:04 AM   #2
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I am trying to improve my performance through increasing efforts but I haven't the experience yet to really tell what kind of condition I am in most days. This will be helpful!
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