Threshold! The word often followed by debates and a variety of descriptions. Since PST is dynamic and one of the strongest trainable markers of fitness and performance, a thorough understanding of what threshold means and how it is determined is essential. First, understand that thresholds are activity specific. In the activity of cycling, testing the actual performance of the cyclist (field test) establishes baseline markers and training zones on their bicycle, outdoors. Outdoor freewheel cycling data does not reflect the function on an indoor fixed-gear flywheel system, and vice versa. Thus, it is most appropriate to utilize indoor tests on the specific exercise equipment, for fitness goals. On an indoor cycle, it is most accurate to focus on the lab where ramp protocols are performed on cycle ergometers, in conjunction with gas and lactate analysis. In the controlled environment of a metabolic lab, the tester finds the highest workload associated with producing a given effect or response. While there are many different thresholds, and their definitions quite technical, very simply stated work threshold is the highest work rate not associated with a rise in the cycle ergometer. Aerobic threshold represents the highest sustained workload at which aerobic energy pathways begin to produce an effect of aerobic conditioning. Anaerobic threshold is the intensity eliciting a response of an increase in anaerobic metabolism. Ventilatory threshold elicits a response of hyperventilation with respect to oxygen uptake. Lactate threshold is the highest sustained workload that produces a result of an increase in blood lactate concentration. While each threshold is different, in every case the proven graded exercise test (ramp) protocol is used. The ramp protocol progressively increases sustained workloads, associating the measured work rate at the appropriate threshold markers. While accurately recorded as watts at a given threshold (lactate, ventilatory, anaerobic, etc), once outside of the lab, it commonly just termed threshold power. The Spinpower™ program is performed in the controlled Spinning® studio environment. The goal is to improve wellness, fitness and performance of all populations, in a Spinpower™ class, on a Spinner®. Since the main purpose of a ramp test is to establish a baseline range of exercise intensities that are appropriate to the exerciser in a practical manner, it works well in the Spinpower™ program. To ensure accuracy outside of the lab environment, a simple, yet repeatable ramp protocol is necessary. The Personal Spinning Threshold Test (PST Test), achieves all goals.
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