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Discussion: Another guess

in: Big Jon; Big Jon > 2016-11-16

Nov 16, 2016 10:31 PM # 
You've learnt to push yourself harder on a static bike through these test protocols? You might think of your vo2 as a 'peak' rather than a 'max' from the first test. Maybe you are closer to a true max this time.

Used to see similar sorts of things when I was more of a lab rat in Norway.
Nov 16, 2016 10:32 PM # 
Oh and your idea of detraining is probably not what the researchers had in mind!
Nov 17, 2016 7:26 AM # 
My thoughts exactly Tessa!
Nov 17, 2016 11:17 AM # 
both of the above
basically you have tapered.
Nov 17, 2016 12:01 PM # 
Big Jon:
I mentioned some of these options to the leader of the project (she popped in wearing her scrubs - just finished some op I think). She was going to contact the group exercise physiologist for his thoughts...
Nov 17, 2016 12:02 PM # 
Big Jon:
Tessa - not sure 3 x bike test over 8 weeks would normally see much improvement? The 2 previous times the test gradually got harder, this last time it was steadily increasing in effort then very quickly went impossible - like I was cycling in treacle, over about 15-20 pedals strokes.
Nov 17, 2016 1:56 PM # 
As a runner with a high VO2 max, it can take a bit of practice to get the most out of yourself on a bike when you are using a smaller overall muscle mass in a different way. It is certainly plausible that the 3 tests have helped you to do that, whether they have or not I don't know.

I think at this stage I defer to rholmes, but not sure if she reads your log.

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