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 […]

WELLNESS, THE FIRST STEP

WELLNESS, THE FIRST STEP

Wellness in everyday life Anxiety, stress and frenetic rhythms. This is what today’s society imposes on us. Just maintaining a healthy VTA style in these conditions requires a considerable commitment. A universally recognized method to reach this purpose is a constant work on one’s own body, which goes through regular physical activity. SPH was born with the intent to provide a valid, all-round tool able to help to improve their daily life through exercise. The application is dedicated to those facing the world of movement for the first time as well as to the most experienced athletes. Introduce yourself to the movement Before undertaking the Wellness path, it is necessary […]

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 […]

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR TRAINING?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR TRAINING?

In this world of bicycles in incessant growth, I hear more and more often talk about theories that see the indoor component play an important role, especially in carrying out specific exercises. In that moment the question I ask myself is: is the nowadays athlete the result of a preparation that merges training on the road with indoor rollers? Is it possible that there are high-level athletes who practice mainly through indoor exercises? Or are these just fixations of some amateur cyclist fanatical of numbers? Let’s go step by step and find out how some high-level athletes use rollers. There are some, like Davide Martinelli, who know how to make a […]

WHO WILL WIN THE INNSRBUCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

WHO WILL WIN THE INNSRBUCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA):  The World Cup 2018 Austrian race presents itself tough enough to reduce the number of likely successful winners to a fewer number of contestants. It is a demanding contest, like you haven’t seen in a while, having nothing to share with the previous editions, when Peter Sagan shined. The Slovakian champion seems not to be included among the favourite ones, although he is not to be ignored, given his class. Two names earned the pole position: first, the French Julien Alaphilippe, who obtained extraordinary results in 2018 (Freccia Vallone, Classica San Sebastian, two stages during the Tour de France and the polka dot jersey, plus a series of […]

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: PYRAMID INTERVALS… SMALL DETAILS, GREAT DIFFERENCES

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: PYRAMID INTERVALS… SMALL DETAILS, GREAT DIFFERENCES

There are specific exercises that cyclists perform but that require a high knowledge of the basis. One of these exercise is the training for increasing strength that all modern athletes perform regularly during their training week. Following closely Davide Martinelli we noticed an interesting detail that is also visible in this video. The Quick Step athlete in fact performs the specific exercise dividing it into 2 parts, a first part standing and a second sitting. Is there a correct way to do these exercises? “It depends on the type of work we are doing. Personally I do the repetitions of 40-20 (40 “of effort followed by 20” rest) where in the […]

EUROPE-CANADA AND BACK… HOW TO FACE THE JET LAG?

EUROPE-CANADA AND BACK… HOW TO FACE THE JET LAG?

Heinrich Haussler (25 February 1984) is an Australian of German origin. He is an expert athlete who obtain some good results, such as one stage at the Tour, one at the Vuelta and the Australian Champion title. An athlete used to travel the world and face important journeys also for cycling. Talking with him is like accessing a huge database. The athlete from Bahrain Merida team has just returned from the Canadian trip in Quebec and Montreal. Today he helps us to understand how to face these experiences that affect a lot of stress on an athlete. How many days do you need before the race and after the race to recover from the trip? “Coming […]

PELLIZZOTTI: TOUR AND VUELTA? HERE’S HOW TO DO …

PELLIZZOTTI: TOUR AND VUELTA? HERE’S HOW TO DO …

Challenging two Grand Tours in the same season it’s a really demanding test but thanks to an experienced athlete like Franco Pellizzotti we can better understand how to deal with the double effort. Born in 1978, he won two stages in the Giro and a final podium (3rd in 2009) over a polka dot shirt at the Tour de France and many other good results including an Italian road title. This year was expected to make the 2 Grand Tours. The Tour with Vincenzo Nibali was aiming for an excellent placing in the standings and then going to the Vuelta trying to prepare the final of Vuelta in crescendo to settle at the World […]

SARA, THE FINISHER WHO DREAM KONA

SARA, THE FINISHER WHO DREAM KONA

Determination is not one of her weakness. A clear dream in her mind: participate in the Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii, Kona. Sara Fusetti is a rodigina, so they are called the inhabitants of the province of Rovigo(Italy) and took part in the Training Camp of Lanzarote where Sport Plus Health has taken care of the scientific preparation helping the athletes to understand their potential, avoid overload and import a adequate work plan. For five years she has been practicing the triathlon with great commitment and she reveals the motivations that led her to start such a demanding adventure: “The passion for triathlon is like a challenge. I always looked with admiration […]