Christine Camozzi, MPK, CSCS
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Key Words: RPE, training intensity, Reps in Reserve
Abstract: VO2max is a useful marker of endurance performance. Strength training can play an effective role in enhancing cycling outputs performed at VO2max. Learn about the effects of strength training on cycling VO2max and power output performance.
Keywords: cycling, endurance training, power output, strength training
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