Threshold

Threshold

United States

From Semi-Pro Cycling this is Threshold, a show about finding the edge.

Episodes

When to Plan a Training Camp  

We look at the only really two reasons, and appropriate times to place training camps. Plus I have a proposition for you...

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The ‘Online’ Road to Cycling Success  

This is the story of how, apart from his obvious ability, Brendan Canty used social media to get a PRO contract with Pro-Continental team, Drapac Pro Cycling, two years after his first race. Brendan's, is a story about how his success is a result of social connectivity through social media such as Strava, Instagram and Twitter. It’s also a story about the consequence of the technology we embrace, and how cycling is no less affected by this. semiprocycling.com/online

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A Stair Step Approach to Improving Your Sprint  

We look at how to identify your sprinting weaknesses by putting together a Sprint Profile. Then learn how to train each of the 3 parts with a stair step approach.

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Getting Ahead with Mentorship  

We follow the story of two aspiring PRO cyclists – and one old dog, that has assumed the role of mentor, helping Sam and Christian achieve their dream, mostly, without even knowing it. semiprocycling.com/mentorship

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SPC139 - Velocity Based Training to Fine Tune Your Strength  

In this episode you will learn about a strength training methodology called Velocity Based Training. It’s interesting because strength athletes traditionally use VBT but it can adapted for endurance athletes it to go faster.

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SPC138 - Big Data and Decision Optimisation for Racing.mp3  

Analytics and big data are the new buzz words in sports. This week learn how big data and decision optimisation are helping one rider in the Race Across America and how it might eventually help you too.

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SPC137 - Advice to a Young Athlete  

What are the "little things" you could do off the bike to chase marginal gains? Alex Hutchinson answers an e-mail from a young elite cyclist who was looking to break through to the next level. Everything from supplements to sleep, and heat acclimatisation to brain endurance training.

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SPC136 - The Best Supplements for Cycling Performance  

Do you believe there are supplements out there that will help you get to the next level? It seems it’s fairly entrenched into cycling performance culture. Believe it or not there are a small list of supplements that can enhance your cycling performance. Find out which ones they are on this episode.

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SPC135 - Don’t Get Dropped : Analyse Your Bunch Ride  

We have all been dropped by a bunch at some point. there. This week we are going to look at advice for not getting dropped. Find out a way the 3 steps to analyse the power numbers of your favourite local bunch ride. Go to http://semiprocycing.com/bunch for all the episode details.

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SPC134 - Strategies for Treatment and Prevention of Burnout  

This episode explains what burnout is, examines the symptoms, illustrates why it occurs, provides a burnout questionnaire to assess burnout levels, and provides strategies to prevent its occurrence.

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SPC133 - Does Poor Air Quality Mean Poor Performance?  

On August 5, 2008, Sarah Hammer and Michael (meatball) Friedman arrived at Beijing Airport ready to compete for the USA 2008 summer Olympic games wearing face masks to protect them from air pollution. Why? Do masks even protect you from air pollution? Is air pollution that dangerous? Today we’re investigating whether Hammer and Meatball were right to wear masks - and what you can do if you’re faced with a similar situation. Listen in to find out the effect of air pollution on your cycling performance; including, what air pollution is, and how it is measured. Also, why athletes are at a greater risk, do masks help protect athletes, and what else you can do to avoid air pollution suffocating your performance.

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SPC132 - The Effect of Green Tea on Performance  

This episode explores Green Tea Extract and the promise it has shown as a supplement to induce weight loss by an increase in energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

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SPC131 - Energy Systems Explained  

Energy systems drive all of our activity on the bike. Understanding them will help you to focus your training and optimise your nutrition. The 3 energy systems will also help you understand training zones.

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SPC130 - A Users Guide to Fueling with Fat and Carbs  

The impact diet has on performance is huge. We look at the latest recommendations for carbohydrate use, and how to increase fat oxidation.

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SPC129 - Race Day Team Tactics  

How did Eric Marmotte win the US Pro National Championships in 2014, and what can you (and your team) learn from this race? We take a look at his win while also looking at all the different options that were available to Marcotte and Team Smart Stop.

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SPC128 - Forecasting and Benchmarking Performance with Alan Couzens  

How do you know if your training program working? Testing is the best way to find this out - but testing is hard physically and mentally. With the help of Alan Couzens this episode looks a how to put together a monitoring system that doesn't rely on maximal tests.

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SPC127 - Periodization: Are You Doing it Right?  

Traditional periodization follows an optimal sequence based on the time course of training adaptations. Understanding this will help you set your training load, and time physiological adaptions better. Use the ideas from Alan Couzens to help you plan your training for optimal performance gains within the linear periodization model.

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SPC126 - How to Apply Science to your Cycling with Jason Boynton M.S.  

Learn how to read scientific papers if you should implement the techniques or products mentioned while avoiding the main pitfalls of using this approach to performance.

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SPC125 - The Best Innovation Tech from 2014  

To get things going in 2015 I thought it would be cool to look a little deeper into a 2014 Cyclingnews Reader Poll By: James Huang. It produced a top 10 of innovations from the year, and we dig into each one a little deeper.

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SPC124 - How to Crush Crits and Be a Better Racer  

Since the Summer crits have started in Australia, and this is one of the most underrated episodes of SPC I've decided a replay Criterium Racing: Tips, Tactics and Strategy.

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