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juergfeldmann

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No explanations

In the absence of a fuller explanation from Nibali, Astana team doctor Emilio Magni found himself surrounded by reporters outside the hotel, though he had no explanation for the Sicilian's series of off-colour displays.

"We've had a few surprises ourselves in the last few days because it seemed that his condition was optimal, and that he was ready for the tough days coming up," Magni said. "On Sunday [in the Alpe di Siusi time trial – ed.], he was already below what we expected and that surprised us a bit.

"We already examined him yesterday and to find a more convincing answer, we'll have some laboratory tests done tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Right now, I don't feel like I can make a hypothesis."

 If  we  have this situation  and we see this daily  we  do a  simple workout  with some ideas on 5/1/5 . As we know   the current limiter, we  have an expected  reaction. If  the  problem is not the current limiter but a new  limitation than we can see that as well.
 Now  we either look for lab test  or  for  possible answers  on how to solve the problems in the short run  or  longer run.
 In a race  that is  more of a problem,  but at least  we may be able  to  understand  what causes  the  inability  to follow  the % of  FTP  as they  suppose  to  do.
 May  be physiological reactions may dictate  performance  and not the opposite   way around. ?

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Paolo Slongo –Nibali’s long-time coach told Cyclingnews that the Sicilian’s power data shows he is under performing by around 20 watts at his threshold. Slongo believes that loss of power could be caused by a virus or infection, rather than a lack of form. He is ready to pull Nibali from the Giro d’Italia if the results show something serious.

Hmm still no answers  yet.
 So the question may come up  what if   the blood test  come back negative ?

What are the  performance  values  telling us  otehr than he does not push the predicted  or expected  Wattage ?
 If  they combine  in a few years  physiological feedback's    so NIRS info and respiratory info  and in some  options  even cardiac info  than  they may have  some additional  information  why we are not  always able to push the predicted  or expected wattage.
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Now here  from the athletes  team an interesting respond

 If it emerges that Vincenzo’s problem is simply down to his training, then we’ve got to sit around a table and talk," directeur sportif Giuseppe Martinelli was reported as saying by Gazzetta dello Spo


And here an example how  during and event  you  as a team and coach  can  easy see, whether one or the otehr  physiological system simply got overloaded   the  day before  and you did not recovered  sufficient  for today's  load.

 Below  an example  from an extreme endurable athlete  like   cycling  or running.

This is a " typical " reaction, when  performance is good  and  we knwo the  current limiter.

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Simple  to do. You go  a  fixed intensity  you know  form your assessment , where you know   the " normal" HR"  and the " normal " RF in an optimal performance stage.
 You stop demanding  muscular  energy  as in a  5/1/5 . You look the reaction  and you may repeat  this   2 - 3 times  or in a lower intensity  and a higher intensity , where  you   know the  " normal" limitation.  As  you know  the  "normal " picture  from many  days of training  and racing it is easy to see, when they move out of the  " norm"  and you even if   you  are used  can see, what  the possible reason for the performance  drop may be. 

So below  the  same athlete  after  a known  really hard  load the day before.

cardaic fatigue.jpg 

Now  what could be not recovered ?
  Than  how  would a picture look  if  your respiration woudl be not recovered or there is a respiratory problem like Ryder Hesjedal had this year  at the Giro. ?




juergfeldmann

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Well with the actual standing in the Giro the  lab test may be never revealed  now. Question. Could it be that  sometimes the predicted FTP wattage may simply not be reached  due to some daily  physiological fluctuations ?
 This  fluctuations is what we look   when we  plan physiological training ideas. What can I  do  today  for optimal investment of  time and best option to stimulate.
 Perhaps   the physiology may  dictate the best option for  today's training  and not the wattage or   calculations? So the  what we call calibration of the  day  and other would call it warm up  will suggest  the direction best  suited  for today's workout. Than you  do this workout  and you do a  " cool down" what we call confirmation, that the system you have target  was  really now  ' Fatigued " or not  so we can look for tomorrow  and  what has to eb done  or not ( rest day versus  workout
 Just a  question  to think about.
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