“What has impressed me most over the time I have worked with Houshang is his continual commitment to building and developing young Canadian talent within the sport of cycling.”- Svein Tuft
At the Pacific Cycling Centre we leave nothing to chance. We offer many other services that address all aspects of your training and racing to ensure you achieve your maximum potential and goals. All tests are performed by sport physiologists or lab technicians using a well advanced protocol and the latest testing equipment.
Note that athletes who sign up for one of our coaching packages will receive a 25% discount on the prices below.
Please bear in mind that due to equipment and facility requirements, these services are currently only available in Victoria, BC.
We use power meter and pedal stork analysis to maximize power transfer, pedaling efficiency and riding economy. Includes shoe positioning.
|Cost:||$198.00 ($45.00 for each additional 30 min)|
Using power meters, we examine power data files for each attempt and modify your position accordingly. It includes dynamic bike positioning.
Maximal is the peak value that can be achieved by correlating cycling variables. MAP refers to the peak work rate or power that an athlete can sustain using primarily aerobic energy systems. It is different from a VO2max test since it focuses on sustainable power and maximal oxygen consumption is not measured. This test is recommended for all cyclists using heart rate monitors, power meters and perceived efforts to measure training intensity. This test uses established cycling protocol and the latest testing equipment and technology available. It will determine your aerobic fitness on the bike and your lactate will be sampled by end of each stage of the test. There are limits to how the body can process these by-products - lactic aside - and it is important to determine the training target zones. After this test your coach will identify your specific training intensity targets for your training program based on your individual physiology; we pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and create a suitable training program for your needs and up-coming competition goals. Also, your coach will evaluate your progression over time and training effectiveness.
While this is not a cycling specific test it will be used for runners and triathletes. It measures the rate your muscles can utilize oxygen to produce aerobic energy and is the most accurate way to measure aerobic fitness.
One-time onsultations with the Master Coach.
We develop a training program based on these four components.
Analysis and personal consultation with a registered dietician.
|Duration:||90 minute initial consultation|
Body fat is an important part of a cyclist’s overall performance, so to determine overall fitness we measure watts per kilogram. Measurement of skin folds is an accurate way to assess the amount of subcutaneous fat on the body and over time is an effective way to determine if weight gain or loss is fat or fat-free mass (i.e. muscle, bone). We use this information to help you optimize your training and nutrition plan and to ensure your body composition is optimized for competition and health.
|Duration:||30-45 minutes for skin fold measurement|
|Cost:||$89.00 - 157.00|
This is a maximal power test of the anaerobic energy system. It measures peak power and capacity as well as the rate of power decrement. This test will show your sprinting power and it interprets the general sprint or aerobic abilities.
To maximize your biomechanics and pedaling efficiency we analyze your stroke and position. It includes dynamic bike positioning.
|Duration:||Up to 2 hours|
* Athletes who are signed up with one of our coaching packages get a 25% reduction on all of our additional services.