Sports science definitions and cycle coaching and training terminology
There are 66 entries in this glossary.
- Race Period
The mesocycle which contains the athletes high-priority races and where training load is greatly decreased.
- Ramp test
A fast incremental test, with rapid increases in intensity. Best used for determination of ventilatory threshold and maximal oxygen uptake
Period of time where emphasis is on adaptation and the stimulus of training is removed temporarily.
- Recovery Interval
The relief period between work intervals within an interval workout.
A training session which involves training above and below the maximal lactate steady state for defined work / ‘rest' periods. Intensity is held close to the MLSS, not as in traditional interval work where the rest time is at far lower intensities.
The number of times a task, such as a work interval or lifting of a weight, is repeated.
- Repetition Maximum (RM)
The maximum load that a muscle group can lift in one attempt.
Aliases: One-repetition maximum (1RM).