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This article explains the functions to analyze your peak power and power profile. Select the period you want to analyze first (learn more) and choose if you want to see the Peak Power or Power Profile .
The relation between the Peak Power 5-seconds, 1 -minute, 5-minutes and 20-minutes gives information about the metabolism in action. It helps to find out what kind of cyclist this particular athlete is. The shape of the curve has much to do with the personal set of abilities of a rider.The graph shows the relative strengths and weaknesses according to each critical time of exertion.
Some relations are typical:
Example 1: Top climber
A top 15 multi-days evenement driver, time trialist, climbers: Excellent high-power values at 20-minutes. Steady-state cyclist have a relative high aerobic capacity and functional threshold power, but they are mostly weak in neuromuscular power.
Example 2: Top sprinter
A typical sprinter profile has a high percentile for the 5 seconds value and a characteristic down sloping pattern between the 1 minute and 5 minutes value.
Example 3: All-roader
Horizontally plot across the 4 power profiles; they have +/- the same percentile for the 4 values. They don’t excel in one thing, but can be competitive in a large range of races.
|Peak power (Watt)||Power profile (Watt/kg)|
What does it mean?
The power profile is expressed in Watt/kg to pinpoint your weakness and strengths in relation to other cyclists: from bad to world top class athletes.
The Peak power is the presentation of the maximum power you can generate for 5 seconds to 60 minutes (expressed in Watt).
|Neuromuscular power||PP5" - PP20"||Explosivity and sprint capacity.|
|Anaerobic capacity||PP30" - PP3'||The most important minutes of an attack are the first 3 minutes. A good rider must be capable to hold on a very high wattage during the first minutes of an attack in order to create a separation from the field.|
|VO2 max capacity||PP3' - PP10'||Once a rider has made a separation from the field, the ability to holding this power to establish the separation is crucial. This kind of power determines if you can win a race or just follow the peloton.|
|Anaerobic threshold||PP30' - PP60'||
Very important for a time trial, long hill climbs and the crucial phases of a race. The ability to produce a high wattage during a long time at a lactate steady-state level.