AN HELP TO STAY FIT IN THE CORONAVIRUS DAYS

AN HELP TO STAY FIT IN THE CORONAVIRUS DAYS

AN HELP TO STAY FIT IN THE CORONAVIRUS DAYS Sporplushealth, a platform specialized in scientific training, wants to give concrete support to those who are in quarantine due to Coronavirus. If you are a cyclist, and you have a roller to train on, then join our initiative that helps you in your tailor-made preparation in these difficult days at home. If you’re not a biker, you can still use the exercises offered by our coaches. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? We’re talking about free support, supervised by one of our coaches: Test and evaluate your current form status Draw up an appropriate training plan Get an improvement A card of […]

THE CORONAVIRUS ATTACKS ATHLETES? THE OPEN WINDOW PENALIZES THEM

THE CORONAVIRUS ATTACKS ATHLETES? THE OPEN WINDOW PENALIZES THEM

THE CORONAVIRUS ATTACKS ATHLETES? THE OPEN WINDOW PENALIZES THEM Athletes and Coronoavirus. A theme that may seem far from the reality of healthy people, like athletes. To surprise everyone was the news that a tall, strong, marathon runner, amateur footballer from Lombardy, was infected by Covid-19. The man had breathing difficulties and was admitted to intensive care. The question is: Wasn’t a virus that only affected the old people and immunosuppressed? The fact has amazed the non-experts to work, who have felt decidedly disorientated by the fact. The answer lies in too much physical activity. This is how the phenomenon called Open Window occurs. It is scientifically proven that the […]

TRAIN IN POWER. WHY?

TRAIN IN POWER. WHY?

The question a cyclist asks is: why have you been training in power for a few years? The use of watts is not a prerogative reserved for a well-defined sports elite, but it is an advantage for all cyclists and not only. Training with watts means relying on a scientific data that does not undergo subjective variables that intervene when training for example based on heart beats. What can these variables be? High temperature, a psychological stress condition (personal reasons, disappointments, work concerns) and substances such as caffeine that can have a major impact on heart activity and thus provide unreliable indications. For this reason, you use a tool like […]

FROM A DIY JOB TO A SCIENTIFIC ONE

FROM A DIY JOB TO A SCIENTIFIC ONE

The cold is pungent and going out on a bike is out of the question. You hear that many are already riding, the most aggressive have moved to the heat to emulate the professionals of the pedal. For you, cycling is a great passion, but you would never want to be a 2-wheeled fundamentalist. You like to ride when work and family allow it. But you understand that the sport of cycling has changed a lot. We’re talking about watts and high-intensity work. New instruments are used, such as the power meter, and it is necessary to interpret the data so extrapolated. It is not only necessary to measure, but […]

AN EASY AND RELIABLE TEST: THE FTP TEST

AN EASY AND RELIABLE TEST: THE FTP TEST

WHERE DO WE START? THE FTP TEST FTP is the power that a person can achieve and maintain for an hour of exercise without accumulating lactic acid. The FTP test allows you to know the level of training of a cyclist with a test carried out in real conditions (but you can also carry out indoors with magnetic rollers). Testing your bike, in real-world conditions, when and as many times as you want, is undoubtedly a great advantage. There is a strong correlation between VO2max (maximum oxygen consumption) and the lactacid threshold. The higher the VO2max, the higher the load at which the lactate begins to accumulate. In fact, physiologists have […]

TIM COOK: CYCLING IS TECHNOLOGY! AND SPH IS ALREADY THERE

TIM COOK: CYCLING IS TECHNOLOGY! AND SPH IS ALREADY THERE

A few days ago, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has tweeted talking about technology in the world of cycling, which is now close to F1. They are used by almost all World Tour teams and they benefit greatly from them. What’s this about? Real-time data transmission during races, evaluation of the athlete’s parameters, heartbeats and expressed power and post-race analysis. Sometimes it is enough to have these details to preserve an athlete during a stage. “His beats don’t go up, he’s tired”, or “He’s not releasing all his power, we’re undercover”. Just as the exact opposite happens, “He’s fine, and we’ll send him on the attack”. Transmission is via SIM card […]

SLONGO: 10 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION

SLONGO: 10 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION

(The coaches Paolo Artuso and Paolo Slongo. @nokia_mobile and @sportplushealth @team Bahrain Merida) CAMBRILS (SPA): Meeting Paolo Slongo is just like bumping into an old friend. Patient, never moody, willing to debate with you frankly.  He seems so far away from the stereotype of a coach who is only interested in the numbers. Instead, he is the kind of person aiming for moderating tensions, strengthened by his own high-level experience and by a placid behaviour. During the training camp in Cambrils, Catalunia, he spared part of the morning for us. The boys of the Bahrain Merida Team worked hard  in a 6-hours long ride. We find Franco Pellizzotti and Gorazd […]

TRAINING: DOING IT WRONG WITHOUT REALIZING IT

TRAINING: DOING IT WRONG WITHOUT REALIZING IT

Sometimes in life, and in cycling, it happens that you don’t feel good enough anymore. A method that was giving great results until that moment becomes unsatisfying, old. This is a common situation for amateur racers who are used to train autonomously and at a certain point they got beat by athletes previously slower than them. The answer is obvious: What happens? This is the moment in which you understand that the others started to train in a more modern and efficient way, maybe even with an athletic director. What are the practical differences? Is everyone just training more? We asked these questions to Giovanni Gilberti, a professional trainer who […]

DAVIDE MARTINELLI EXPLAINS TO YOU HOW TO PERFORM A PHYSICAL TEST

DAVIDE MARTINELLI EXPLAINS TO YOU HOW TO PERFORM A PHYSICAL TEST

Evaluate your physical condition thanks to a test is now available to everyone. How? Just download Sport Plus Health, the professional training application, from the Store and choose the most appropriate test. Execute a test has ever been so simple, intuitive, immediate and above all precise. In just a few steps you can get the result of your physical condition and set your preparation or analyze your history. Whether you are a cyclist or an endurance athlete, we have the solution for you. There are 3 tests available (FTP, Critical Power and Mader) that can be performed using just a smartphone or combining it with an heartrate monitor or power […]