Coaches, how do you know if you're doin it right ?
Back in New Orleans at AMSSM I finally got to meet Phil Skiba and talk a little shop.
One of the questions that’s been left open a bit is how can a coach go about self assessing themselves.
As Phil pointed out, in the coaching world a lot of success (race wins) comes from self selection of the talent pool of your roster. Basically, if you win, you attract winning athletes who go out and win more.
The difficultly then becomes how to figure out whether they are winning because of you, or in the opposite extreme, inspite of you.
I am a student who is going to hold a lecture in my faculty about sport training. I would thank if you could lend your excel sheet which links altitude with hematologic values. In other case, I would like you could give me your database or other sources where I can get the information I need.
Thank you for your time. Kind regards
I summarized the literature and highlighted the higher quality studies in this velonews article:
“On the other hand, there is an institution like the national team Colombia Es Pasión, now 472-Colombia, which has funded its own biological passport programme since September 2008, at great expense, not least because the UCI could provide no infrastructure whatsoever in South America. Colombia Es Pasión were also pioneers in introducing a no needles policy, too.”
Henao came up through the Colombia Es Pasión team.
“On 6 March this year, after much lobbying, 472-Colombia was joined by two other Colombian teams, Orgullo Antioqueño and GW, who sign a pact called ‘Por un ciclismo ético,’ part-internal testing, part agreement à la Movement for an Ethical Cycling. In future, more national teams may join the pact.
“So, in some respects, Colombian anti-doping is playing catch-up, due to a lack of structures and, of course, limited funding. And we have to admit that OOC testing in the developed world seems to have been going backwards over recent years.”
really wanted to know, with the horner leg question, was about bike fit: do you have any idea why his left leg is toed so much, why it seems he has to have it toed in so much? since it seems like that's a likely reason why he keeps getting injuries in that leg.
no sorry without examining the guy I don’t know if its a structural, neuro-muscular, or a bike fit issue issue. if the plane of the movement of the joints is not reasonably aligned with with the plane of the cranks then it does make sense that the stress has to go somewhere raising the likely-hood of over use injuries.
Dr Veloclinic, The worst part of this whole thing is even if Thom Wiesel and Johnson got the lifetime bans they so well deserve from USADA, (and they are not) USAC is run by a board of directors that the independent USACDF (run by Wiesel) has three seats on the Board of Directors. USACDF has no association with USADA, and does not fall under the USOC's authority (like USAC ) Wiesel and Johnson could run USAC from prison and no one can stop them. No one. Not kidding.
What do you think the deal is with Horner's left leg, the same leg that's extremely toed in? are those kind of biomechanics within your expertise? Last year he had ITB, this year they claim he has tendinitis in his achilles tendon. You think it has to do with breaking his left leg, twice (according to PelotonMagazine artice, "not lemond. not hampsten. the one and only chris horner")?
Their is a new clean cycling project getting off the ground in Colombia.
The basic premise is that a small group of motivated individuals believe that they can provide a route for teams to extricate themselves from a playing field leveled by doping.
Unlike some internal testing programs there is an added layer of independence to the testing as well as the response to adverse results.
Unlike establishment anti-doping systems, participation is voluntary with an understanding that the common credibility of the teams signing on will take priority over the sometimes unreasonable burden of “proof” defaulted to by ADAs.
Unlike the pro-tour, their is no (over) optimism about what is really going on.
Instead, Johnson said Andreu never should have gone public. Then he told Zabriskie, “If you ever do drugs, I’ll kill you.”
“Uh, Steve,” he said, “I already told you that I have used drugs, that the guys on Postal were injecting me with all sorts of stuff. Remember at worlds two years ago? I told you that they were doing drugs on that team.”
supposedly being forwarded around by Cookson concludes
clarification: forwarded by Cookson so that it could be checked
on the other hand
760 watt for 2 minute Horner gets thrown under the bus
as being more suspicious than
the merely eyebrow raising
1271 watt for 2 minute 2009 Contador
the study which you can read by following the link tries to apply
the critical power model to grand tour climbs
which other than the vuelta data for Horner
don’t have any efforts short enough
to keep the CP model from going nuts on the W’
or what this paper refers to as Anerobic Capacity
105,860 Joules of Anaerobic Capacity for Froome
at the end of GT mountain stages
(assuming 67kg weight)
which is enough W’
to keep the CP down around 5.16 w/kg
and convince the author of the paper
that Froome is certainly free of EPO and blood doping
note that the author is aware that:
"The power-time (P-t) curves are constructed using data obtained from three or more independent high-intensity constant-power bouts for which the time to exhaustion is between 2 and 20 minutes (ref.1). Testing at power outputs that would induce exhaustion at times less than 2 minutes are avoided because the hyperbolic relation predicts infinite power at zero time and obviously the model has to fail for short times."
(and that times longer than 20 minutes are avoided as well)
rather than numerically checking the plausibility of the
the beyond Extra-Terrestrial W’
by plotting out the curves over the 2-20 minute domain of validity
for the Critical Power model
the author states:
Defining a safe reference value for AEC is more difficult because to our knowledge this is the first study addressing the issue and it is not possible to re-analyze the historical data. Also, little is known about te influence of modern anaerobic training and of AEC-boosting diets such as creatine-loading (ref. 5). Therefore we also consider the AEC = 1.58 kJ/kg of Froome as a reference value.
yes that’s right creatine
(apparently he isn’t up on the Sky ketone drink party line)
Hendershot rationalized the lie by saying the doping process was overseen by Max Testa, an Italian doctor who is still working in the sport and running a sports medicine clinic in Utah. In 2006, Testa told me that he gave his riders the instructions to use EPO but never administered drugs to those riders. In 2014, he said he didn’t want to discuss anything about the cyclists he had worked with, to protect the privacy of his patients. Still, if drug use was not mandated by the team, it appeared to be at least quasi-official. Hendershot trusted Testa to make sure the riders were staying safe, believing that Testa — unlike other doctors in cycling — actually cared for the riders’ health, and cared less about winning or money.
Hendershot, however, put it this way: A doctor who refused to give riders drugs wouldn’t last in the sport.
Armstrong liked Testa so much that he moved to Italy to be near the doctor’s office in Como, north of Milan. Not long after joining Motorola, Armstrong began living in Como during the racing season. He brought along his close friend Frankie Andreu, and in time several other riders joined them, including George Hincapie, a New Yorker, and Kevin Livingston, a Midwesterner. All became patients of Testa. All later became riders on Armstrong’s Tour de France-winning United States Postal Service teams.