Further Insights using the Critical Power Analysis

Athletes and coaches are used to analyze the so called Critical Power (CP) curve. The CP curve shows the power an athlete can sustain for a certain period of time. For example a CP5 of 500W means the rider was able to sustain an average of 500W for 5 seconds as its best performance in all his rides. See our previous post Analyze your power output.

Today, we have added an additional metric to the CP analysis, that is the average heart rate during that effort. The heart rate metric adds an additional insight and quantifies the impact of that effort on the body.

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The Critical Power analysis can be used with bike power, rowing power and running power.

At equal power performances, the lower heart rate highlights an athlete in a better shape and form.

With the Peak Power Evolution line chart, it is possible to follow the evolution of each CP line (CP5 seconds,CP10 seconds,etc.) and how the power and heart rate evolve with time. The range period can be selected.

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We believe this is an additional advanced analysis that can be used to help athletes improve and reach their potential.

 

Real Time calories on the screen

You have asked, we have implemented it. Calories are now shown on the main screen during a session. To enable this functionality, make sure you enable “recording” and that each user has been registered with an email address.

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Alex Zanardi, a great inspiration for us

Alex Zanardi has won a gold medal at the latest Rio Paralympics 2016. But it is not the victory that we want to highlight here but the man and his story.
Alex was a successful Formula 1 driven that lost both his legs in a tragic accidents while racing. He did not give up. He was determined to continuing his life.

Some quotes from Alex after the gold medal (excerpts from this BBC article):
“When you find yourself in a certain situation you have to identify where you want to go and focus on what you can achieve on that given day. Whether it is a small thing or big one, step-by-step you can make things happen.

“At the time I was asked if I would ever step back in a race car, but what was very important for me was to go into the bathroom and pee on my own, but I could not do that. I had to be helped. That was my number one priority. Day by day I managed to regain control and strength, regain some confidence and concentrate on different things and here I am now.”

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There is also documentary on his life with a title that well represents his life, NO LIMITS Impossible is Just a Word

Rowing and Working out with Selfloosp

The Group Fitness Premium works with Concept2 rowers, skiErgs, bike power sensors and heart rate monitors.

The application tracks real-time data and shows group sessions on a tablet screen or an external larger screen.

Tiles can be colored according to target, such as distance, power, or calories.

Post analysis of the workout is available in the Selfloops website.

The service can be used for competitions and trainings, providing real-time data allowing personalized feedback to the athletes.

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Leading edge bike power training with SelfLoops.

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A data driven approach: Data collected include heart rate, cadence, bike power, speed, distance and more.

Personalized: Log in before the session and the SelfLoops cloud ensures a personalized training experience.

Post workout analysis: At the end of the session, data are automatically uploaded in the SelfLoop website, ready to be visualized and analyzed.

Coaching your athletes: As a coach you can manage the users, visualize their performance and give feedback thanks to our team management platform.

 

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100 Miles of Nowhere with the Selfloops telemetry

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The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a unique event in South Africa. It is an indoor cycling challenge where participants have to complete 100 Miles = 160km on a stationary bike. An arduous task that takes from 4hrs to 6hrs to complete. The event is hosted by Cadence Cycle studios powered by Selfloops.

For the event, Selfloops has enabled the real-time telemetry across the 6 different locations involved in the event.

This means it will be possible to follow the event live from anywhere around the world using just a browser.

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A screenshot is below

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Spinning® at Rimini Wellness 2016 with Selfloops Group Fitness.

The Selfloops Group Fitness service is a great tool to make people aware of their fitness performance and to train more effectively when real-time intensity feedback is given.
With this service, coaches can monitor their class and train people according to their fitness intensity zones.

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Selfloops Group Fitness and Concept2

With the latest PM5 firmware update, version 22, Concept2 rowers are fully supported by our Group Fitness Premium application.

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Technically, the latest firmware brings the ANT FE-C standard support.
To upgrade the firmware on your PM5 monitor, use the Concept2 Utility application.

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After the update, you can enable the broadcast streaming in the PM5 with:

More/Turn Wireless On/Or connect with ANT will enable FE-C for the remainder of the session.

In the application, you just need to press “Start” and you’ll visualize multiple rowers at the same time on the screen.

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After the session, you can upload the data on Selfloops and get a more advanced analysis and an historical account of all your sessions. This allows you to keep track of your efforts and analyze your sports performance, including your progresses. And you can share this information with your coach too.

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