Post Number: 3556
|Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2012 - 04:55 am: |
Here is a great example, which shows, how professional sport is stuck in traditional testing ( Watt ) and it will take some many years to come till they are starting to open the mind to make a difference between Watt performance and physiological assessments.
If we look at actual performance than the best test is to go out and race.
If we look at actual assessment to understand where we have to work ( limiter ) and where we have to recover (compensator) than we would have a clear answer to this problem here.
" RadioShack-Nissan sport director says knee problem is not the reason
Andy Schleck can't blame his poor form on his knee problem, said sporting director Kim Andersen. But the Dane doesn't have any explanation for the RadioShack-Nissan rider's problems this year, and says he can only “assume” that Schleck will be in form for the Tour de France."
It is amazing that professional teams with a million dollar budget still are in the stone age of physiological testing , when today we can offer even in the far northern bush assessments where we see physiological reactions fast and easy and we see after a cardiac operation easy and save , how and where to stimulate. We can take people with severe COPD and get them back to walking around a 5 km river front trail. We can assess after an unfortunate partial lung resection, where the best intensity is to improve and we can take chronic fatigue people and get them back to a decent performance. The big difference. :
This incredible improvements and performance are not in newspapers and TV's but they have a immense impact of quality and life performance.
There is no difference in training consulting between these two groups, the only difference is the money involved and the ego involved.
Have fun to give this some thoughts
Post Number: 528
|Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2012 - 05:08 am: |
I can't agree with Juerg more on this. Even in our small town, we have been able to convince a dedicated group of age group athletes the value of appropriate testing. They are now much more informed about how and why their bodies work well sometimes, and have troubles at others. And we have been able to give them a much better understanding of what kind of rest and recovery they need after certain workouts and races.
It baffles me that the high end professionals continue to either ignore the reason for their success or simply try to guess at what the problem is when their performance is diminished. It seems an awful waste of resources to be paying athletes millions for their performance, but not investing a relatively small amount in helping improve that performance.
My prediction is that Ryder will continue to do well at the International level, not because he is stronger than the rest, but because he was given the tools at a young age to be smarter than the rest.
Post Number: 3557
|Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 08:30 am: |
Here another example on how far of the so called " Pro's " really are.
With any clients we have for any kind of activity and or health reasons, the nutritional aspect is one of the most important one.
When we have interviews like this , than it is hard to believe, that they actually know what they do besides having the great gift from nature to be able to push their body very intense with not too much side effects.
Here to enjoy and to smile :
" I'm already four kilos lighter than my normal race weight," the world champion told the Belgian media. "I've stopped candy, soft drinks and ready meals. That's not easy: in the beginning I got tired very fast and I found it difficult. It was hard to adapt to it."