BikeRadar Training Hub
1-2-1 Assessments designed to improve your performance
The BikeRadar Training Hub is an exclusive area within the show offering you the opportunity to experience elite performance assessments, coaching and advice.
A team of experts from Surrey Human Performance Institute will be on hand to put clients through their paces in a series of performance tests related to cycling. The results of the assessments will allow the experts to prescribe specific training zones relevant to the individual.
In each of the fitness tests we will take clients up to their lactate threshold. The lactate threshold has been shown to be the performance indicator, after this point the athlete will begin to fatigue and performance outcomes will decline. This threshold is a trainable point; therefore, after a bout of specific threshold training an athlete will improve their performance via a number of physiological adaptations. For example, prior to training a cyclists threshold was at 200 watts, after, it is at 250 watts, this directly translates as increased speed before becoming fatigued given that the cyclists weight doesn’t change.
Tickets are available now priced at just £115.00 per person (this package RRPs at £400). Please note there is extremely limited availability and sessions will book up fast.
Bookers will be contacted by a member of The London Bike Show team shortly after booking. Tickets will be sent out closer to the event.
Each session will last approximately 2 hours and will include the following:
Zone 1 – Body Composition
Optimal body composition is important for not only health but training adaptation and competition performance. Therefore assessment of your body composition has four fundamental applications:
- To assess and monitor health
- To assess and monitor growth
- To monitor training programs
- To determine the ideal body composition for optimal competition performance
The 8-site skin fold measurement is one of the most highly used measures of body composition. Measures of bone breadths will allow for somatotyping (category of muscularity, leanness, or fatness) of the athlete. The athlete will go through the following process twice and possibly a third if measurements are off:
- Body Mass
- Stretch Stature
- Tricep skinfold
- Subscapular skinfold
- Bicep skinfold
- Iliac crest skinfold
- Suprailiac skinfold
- Abdominal skinfold
- Thigh skinfold
- Calf skinfold
- Bicep relaxed girth
- Bicep flexed and tensed girth
- Waist girth
- Hip girth
- Calf girth
- Humeral breadth
- Femoral breadth
Clients should be warned that they will be required remove clothing and have areas of the body (especially the abdominal and mid thigh area) exposed during this assessment.
Zone 2 – Cycling Threshold Power Test
Clients will be set up on a WattBike and will be taken through an incremental exercise test. The wattage on the bike will increase by 25 watts every 2 minutes. At the end of the 2 minutes heart rate, rating of perceived exertion and a small blood lactate sample will be taken. The client will then be asked to increase the wattage by 25 watts and maintain that for the next stage.
Zone 3 – Strength and Conditioning
Strength & conditioning involves the physical preparation of athletes who are competing in sport. It encompasses the development of many physical qualities including, but not restricted to, strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility and endurance. Athletes at any level are a special population, and so the profession of strength and conditioning is distinct in its scope and practice from those working in health and fitness. Clients will have a consultation with a strength and conditioning coach that will take them through some basic exercises that can be used to improve cycling performance.
Zone 4 – Nutrition
Clients will have a discussion with our registered dietician who will discuss personal diets, lifestyle, and will recommend diet plans for training and competition. Nutrition is a vital component for recovery from exercise and planning nutrition before a competition can have a significant effect on performance outcome.
Follow-up Results and Training Plan
All the results of the testing will then be collated after the show and will be used to populate a training programme for the client. We will send on a comprehensive report of all the results and a training plan that will help stimulate adaptations to occur and therefore push these performance thresholds higher.
What to Bring With You:
- Cycling Shoes
- Under vest
- Cycling jersey
- Water bottle
- Please note that there will be changing facilities but there are no shower facilities.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your session starts so we can get you booked in and changed into your cycling kit. If you are late you may miss your time slot and place.
See what Kate thought of the BikeRadar Training Hub at the 2012 show: