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  1. Hi everyone. I'm not really a supple person, I can barely touch my knees. I've never been flexible, but recently I started riding a lot more and this has caused me to even be less flexible. My question is: How does flexibility affect performance on the bicycle. Will I perform better if i'm more flexible? or am I fine as is. I'm taking cycling serious now and want to better every aspect of myself. Any advice and what stretching can I do to make myself more supple? Thank You Andreas.
  2. Hi everybody, I'd like to introduce myself and offer my services to you. I'm a Sports Certified Dietitian in private practice who has a passion for mountain biking. I see clients/patients on a daily basis who need and want to improve their eating for all sorts of reasons - health and sports being two of those. Because nutrition plays a major role in promoting sports performance, recovery, injury prevention and general health and well-being, what you eat and drink before, during and after exercising/racing is vital if you want to get the most out of your hard training/competing. What I'm happy to do is answer some questions on a weekly topic that you may have concerning optimum eating and nutrition. As my time is obviously limited, there is a limit to my input, but I shall try my best to answer questions that you may have. Please base your questions on the weekly topic ONLY so that we can manage the whole thing effectively. I do not profess to know it all, but what I can offer is an educated opinion based on someone that is in the nutrition field on a daily basis. As I am a registered Dietitian, with a competitive background, I understand the mind set of an athlete and what it takes to train hard and do well in one's sport. I also have access to substantial resources, and can ensure that any input I give is for the most part, evidence-based and as current as possible. What I shall do on a weekly basis is write about and upload graphics on something that is pertinent to mountain biking/cycling in general. There are many topics that can be addressed as you can well imagine, but my first topic that I shall look at is... body weight.
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  5. Dear fellow HubSA members, The MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is conducting a study to investigate the psychophysiological determinants of pacing during prolonged endurance. The aim of the study is to determine the physical and mental factors that make up the High Performance Athlete. The study will investigate the differences between 'Elite' and 'Sub-Elite' cyclists as well as the differences between the 'Winners' and 'Losers' of a simulated head-on-head competition on a virtual hilly 70km time trial course. Eligibility criteria are: Male Age 18-45 'Elite' cyclists: Sub-3 hours Cape Argus,>8h per week, and if available a PPO of 5.3 to 5.7 W/kg and a VO2max of >60 ml/min/kg 'Sub-Elite' cyclists: 3:15 to 3:30 Cape Argus, 6-8h per week, and if available a PPO of 4.5 to 4.9 W/kg and a VO2max of >55 ml/min/kg Requirements are: 4 visits to the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town in the next 6 to 8 weeks Visit 1: 3.5-4h, incl. Anthropometry, VO2max testing and 70km Familiarization Visit 2: 2.5-3h, maximal 70km Baseline Time Trial Visit 3: 3-3.5h, maximal 70km Individual Time Trial, incl. questionnaires and blood sampling Visit 4: 3-3.5h, maximal 70km Competition Time Trial against an equally matched cyclist, incl. questionnaires and blood sampling Benefits are: A full and comprehensive VO2max Report Spin Scan analysis of your two Experimental Time Trials A Psychological Performance Profile For more Information see Research Posters attached and/or contact: Dr. Andreas Venhorst, MD andreas.venhorst@gmail.com We are looking forward to having you as a participant! Kind regards Andreas Research Poster Psychophysiology Elite.pdf Research Poster Psychophysiology Sub-Elite.pdf
  6. To all Berg & Bush riders looking for that competitive edge - look no further! I was afforded the opportunity to do the Cape Pioneer but had already paid for an entry to the Berg n Bush which overlaps by a day. My wife, who recently gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, decided to take my spot - but we are now faced with the challenge of maintaining her milk production whilst away from our guzzling bundle of joy. It then dawned on us that a "supply and demand" scenario was in fact staring us right in the face, or breasts for that matter. It's no secret that the benefits of breast milk on athletic performance is quite profound. It also no secret that breast feeding mothers who do not release their milk supplies regularly, end up with rather swollen and often uncomfortable breasts, but also run the risk of losing their production whilst away from the feeding child. In order to prevent this undesired outcome for my wife, she has no option but to express whilst at the event - directly after completing the days ride and a few more times until the start of the next stage. As there is no practical way of storing the expressed milk for later use, she has little choice but to 'pump and dump' as the saying goes. But wait, there is an alternative! At a small fee, she is willing to offer her 'protein shake' - which by the way is ADA approved - to all riders looking for that competitive edge. We estimate that she can produce anything from a litre, to 1.5 litres per day. Menu items include: Sip the NipA delicious 25ml serving of mothers milk prepared to a perfect 37°C, served in a crystal shot glass moulded in the shape of a delightful little breast. ZAR 20.00 p/25ml serving The C-CupA delicious 250ml serving of mothers milk prepared to a perfect 37°C, served in a replica 1937 Bennets Baby Cup moulded from the highest quality BPA free plastics. (Definitely a Collectors Item) ZAR 200.00 p/250ml serving The JugFor the more serious competitor looking to feed on the oppositions weakness, we are also open to the sale of an entire days supply of ‘jug juice', but in order to preserve quality, refrigerated storage is needed which will affect the price. The Jug is served in a NUK baby bottle shaped ‘bidon’ (or sports bottle for the less refined cyclists). ZAR 1000.00 p/1L serving So for anybody serious about performing at their highest level, message me directly for contact details and kiosk operating hours at the 2014 instalment of Berg and Bush. At Simply the Breast, our milkshakes bring both the boys and the girls to the yard.
  7. Dear fellow HubSA members, The MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is conducting a study to investigate the psychophysiological determinants of pacing during prolonged endurance. The aim of the study is to determine the physical and mental factors that make up the High Performance Athlete. The study will investigate the differences between 'Elite' and 'Sub-Elite' cyclists as well as the differences between the 'Winners' and 'Losers' of a simulated head-on-head competition on a virtual hilly 70km time trial course. Eligibility criteria are: Male Age 18-45 'Elite' cyclists: Sub-3 hours Cape Argus,>8h per week, and if available a PPO of 5.3 to 5.7 W/kg and a VO2max of >60 ml/min/kg 'Sub-Elite' cyclists: 3:15 to 3:30 Cape Argus, 6-8h per week, and if available a PPO of 4.5 to 4.9 W/kg and a VO2max of >55 ml/min/kg Requirements are: 4 visits to the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town in the next 6 to 8 weeks Visit 1: 3.5-4h, incl. Anthropometry, VO2max testing and 70km Familiarization Visit 2: 2.5-3h, maximal 70km Baseline Time Trial Visit 3: 3-3.5h, maximal 70km Individual Time Trial, incl. questionnaires and blood sampling Visit 4: 3-3.5h, maximal 70km Competition Time Trial against an equally matched cyclist, incl. questionnaires and blood sampling Benefits are: A full and comprehensive VO2max Report Spin Scan analysis of your two Experimental Time Trials A Psychological Performance Profile For more Information see Research Posters attached and/or contact: Dr. Andreas Venhorst, MD andreas.venhorst@gmail.com We are looking forward to having you as a participant! Kind regards Andreas Research Poster Psychophysiology Elite.pdf Research Poster Psychophysiology Sub-Elite.pdf
  8. I am looking for a CSA Qualified (Level 1 - 3) Cycle Coach to join my business as a freelance Cycle Coach. Currently I am the Owner/ Head Trainer of Pure Athlete Performance. A company focused on Sport Specific Strength & Conditioning Training. My experience and focus lies on extreme sport athletes (Motocross, FMX, Enduro etc.), with an employee focused on Triathlete specific training. With the expansion and demand it has lead us to have a qualified cycle coach take care of the department. Ideally we are looking for a coach that has a small client base and following within the cycling community. The employment will be commission based where you will be provided with clients, personal marketing, as well as access to our online software. If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to Brandon at: info@pureathleteperformance.com
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