Monday, March 05, 2007

Our two Luna Chix's - Shonny Vanlandingham & Georgia Gould race in Argentina.

It is race season again! Both mtb stars/pros Shonny Vanlandingham and up and comer, U.S. women's mountain bike racers will show their stuff in Argentina. Both have spent much time with Wobble-naught and Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish.

Training is without question or doubt one of the most effective ways to improve performance. Cyclists spend hours and hours on their bicycles. At this time, training science is kind of a soft science, meaning that there is no 'one truth'. Different methods may work for different people, so cyclists and coaches have many opinions/preferences.

Most training is based on principles from common sense and for a greater part, experience. One of the potential dangers is then developing the appropriate training, and not having the bike set-up for the best positive muscle power.

Not so for Shonny & Georgia. They have trained for the concentric muscle power, plus the eccentric muscle power to make pedal power; most of this happening within the downstroke. It must be pointed out that power is either put into the pedal or absorption by the muscles at different crank cycle.

The goal should be to maximize the average pedal power. Muscles should maximize while shortening, making a positive muscle power as high as possible. To use a lengthening contraction only places heat into the muscles in question.

These international experts use us for the the competitive edge, based on Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish fact rather than on tradition or guesswork. Both have the time on our fit and they hold the knowledge and have the experience in techniques, training, and racing information.

Put them together and you have a wealth of research based and experiential advice. They are at the top of mtb international cylcing. They have the information gap and they can widen their lead over the competition.

Should be fun!

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