SmartStart Interview: Prof. Bruce Jayne
Why a power meter trumps new race wheels, and other truthsProfessor Bruce Jayne of the University of Cincinnati's Department of Biological Sciences loves to ride his bike. In fact, he's getting a new titanium frame, soon.
But he also knows how to help racers line themselves up for success. And he does it with little plastic lancets.
You think you know about heart rate and power training? Well, you don't want to go up against Professor Jayne. In this video, he warmly, enthusiastically, and expertly explains lactate, training with heart rate vs training with power, and why you really should spend your upgrade bucks on a power meter before you buy a set of race wheels. Scroll down to see a complete list of topics and time signatures for this interview.
Watch, listen, and learn. He's convincing.
Schedule a Lactate Threshold Test with Prof. Jayne
Prof. Jayne welcomes appointments for lactate threshold tests at the University of Cincinnati physiology lab. Contact him for costs and logistics. Funds raised from the testing fee support the UC Cycling Club. Please be respectful of his time: he is not available for result interpretation or coaching requests.
- Why a new racer SHOULD get tested 00:33
- The test procedure: What the rider does 3:01
- What the technician does 6:33
- What's actually measured 8:06
- Aerobic vs. Anaerobic energy 8:51
- Advantages of a lab test over a field test 10:14
- Do you need to ride to max effort during this test? 12:14
- Genetic limitations — Can LT be improved? 14:04
- Improving efficiency 16:16
- Encouragement for the needle-phobic 17:07
- The data a rider receives after the test 18:49
- If you only have a heart rate monitor 19:48
- Zones based on max heart rate 20:48
- Power meter vs. new race wheels 21:00
- HR vs power during interval training 22:06
- Decoupling. Cardiac Drift. Fatigue. 24:24
- How often a racer should test 26:16
- Where can a racer get tested? 29:17