I like to give here once in a while some feed backs from friend all around the world now using MOXY.
Nice increase in users in China to eastern europe to South Africa to baseline Europe.
Here a first start to show you some very intense ongoing discussion.
This is a small insight view from a region, where the actual cycling association really is working towards up to date ideas on combining classical information's from wattage to FTP to respiratory information's from classical VO2 equipment and will pair this with MOXY ( NIRS) .
Have fun and read between the lines.
Congratulation great job.
Here my few cents.
As we all know , many old classical ideas will be reviewed and most likely upgraded to what we know this days. Starting form the old dream of a VO2 max to the interesting idea how lactate changed from the bad to the ugly to the good. The therefore critical question why we still do lactate tolerance training to train to accept the Good ?
to the very interesting discussion on the " anaerobic ' aerobic section in muscle contraction, where we see in wingate test a much deeper use of O2 compared top most of the VO2 classical test due to the fact that newer studies show , that O2 is involved very fast ( ms ) in the production and maintenance help of ATP.
We therefore created a ongoing development of three ideas of assessing and they all work very easy and nicely in cycling ( most likely much easier than in an many other sports.
The TRIP with MOXY see att 1 and 2
The TIP for our assessment is the 5/1/5 or 4/1/4 ( latter is easier if you have problem with concentration but if you have certain wattage trainers like compu trainer you actually could program a TIP by using peripedal and you even have some beep when it changes you can simply overrule the FTP idea and use this as the wattage you like to have by telling FTP = 100 and than use % of that for your step and all runs easy and fast.
In a TIP we do not believe you get any information for a High intensity workout so for this and track people and for interval planning you do a RIP. On the bike easy as well. You need a wattage trainer who shows you real wattage people push . So you have the wattage profile and see the performance loss as well the recovery of MOXY.
you go 30 seconds all out see what wattage level or at least distance you cover 2/12 min rest and you repeat this 5 x.
Than you overlap the sessions easy to do and you have a direct feedback on the performance loss , recovery time and how many sets he may be able to do in a workout.
last if you are interested in the quality for muscle contraction you can do an off bike SIP or you use the the RIP and you will see some of the quality for the muscle contraction/ limitation by looking at the tHb reactions from compression to potential venous occlusion and very rarely but possible arterial occlusion. Than you immediately have the guide for workouts for this athlete.
Last but not least you could make a mitochondria density test.
For that you need a occlusions strap.
and you need to do it off the bike.
15 sec occlusion followed by free flow and you can see the recovery speed of SmO2 as an indication of mitochondria density ( controversial but fun to start to collect data's.
The small problem is that during the 15 sec. occlusion you have to make an artificial muscle stimulation so you have O2 use immediately in a very high level. The idea behind is, that you not only deplete O2 in the blood vessels but as well in the myoglobin stored and the overshoot and speed of recovery will give an indication of mitochondria density.
A " normal recovery rate of SmO2 to start level or to an overshoot has to be 15 +- seconds . A slow one in untrained people will be at least double as long. As faster as more mitochondria density they believe we have.
So based on this assessments you will find often very clear limiter and compensator and than you can start making individual training planning to work on the weak link. Hope this gives you some ideas.