Author: Sebastian Sitko

Torque training in cycling: the never ending debate

Historically, in science in general (and obviously in sports science) it was the person who presented a novel and groundbreaking finding that had to demonstrate that the innovation really had the advantages that were advertised. Curiously, with torque intervals (understood as low cadence at high power outputs) the opposite is happening: followers of this type …

Is blood doping a reality in the 2022 road cycling scene?

The best illicit way to improve performance in an endurance sport like road cycling is blood doping. This concept encompasses a series of techniques and/or substances that have a common goal: to increase the mass of red blood cells, which in turn will allow better oxygen transport to the muscle and thus a noticeable increase …

Graded exercise tests: are they really useful for VO2max and threshold determinations?

In the scientific and also informative literature there is much talk about the importance of both ventilatory and lactic thresholds as well as the maximum oxygen consumption. Not without some surprise I continue to see how incremental tests continue to be exposed as the method of choice for the determination of these parameters. I say …