July 2018

Hot Temperatures - Should You Adjust Your Power On The Bike?

Hot Temperatures - Should You Adjust Your Power On The Bike?

Hot Temperatures - Should You Adjust Your Power On The Bike?

One of the biggest opponents athletes have is heat, no matter if it is during training or on race day…it can be equally challenging. According to research conducted by Stanford University, humans achieve only 20-30% mechanical efficiency cycling with the majority of the energy being produced being lost as heat. Taking this a step further, anaerobic threshold power output declines as air temperature increases. Putting this into perspective, how does this information impact training and racing approaches? We provide you with two options including additional insight