Our guests this week are the founders of RETUL, Todd Carver, Cliff Simms and Franko Vatterott. We are going to talk about how RETUL has been helping athlete's be more comfortable and get the most performance out of their body and bike through a precise fit. Hopefully you saw the teaser video we posted on social media this week.
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In 2007, three partners came together to take bike fitting to another level. Cliff Simms was a medical device engineer who had come up with a prototype of the 3-D bike fit system and Todd Carver was a bike racer and bike fit expert who knew how to apply the technology to help cyclists get the most out of their body and bike performance. Franko Vatterott was the third partner who was selling high altitude tents at the time, but knew how to market and sell the ground breaking 3-D fit technology.
Their business plan intended to bring the system to market, make it the most in-demand and respected bike fitting system, and then eventually sell it to a major bicycle company. In September of 2012, the trio sold RETUL to Specialized and now Todd Carver is the Head of Human Performance at Specialized and Cliff Simms is the Head of the RETUL division. Franko Vatterott is the Founder of The Human Interest Group, agency for developing brands and partnerships like RETUL, Sansego and others.
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A Case for Zone 1 - by Laura Marcoux
Based on article in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
To describe training loads during an Ironman training program based on intensity zones and observe training–performance relationships.
Nine triathletes completed a program with the same periodization model aiming at participation in the same Ironman event. Before and during the study, subjects performed ramp-protocol tests, running, and cycling to determine aerobic (AeT) and anaerobic thresholds (AnT) through gas-exchange analysis. For swimming, subjects performed a graded lactate test to determine AeT and AnT. Training was subsequently controlled by heart rate (HR) during each training session over 18 wk. Training and the competition were both quantified based on the cumulative time spent in 3 intensity zones: zone 1 (low intensity; <AeT), zone 2 (moderate intensity; between AeT and AnT), and zone 3 (high intensity; >AnT).
Most of training time was spent in zone 1 (68% ± 14%), whereas the Ironman competition was primarily performed in zone 2 (59% ± 22%). Significant inverse correlations were found between both total training time and training time in zone 1 vs performance time in competition (r = –.69 and –.92, respectively). In contrast, there was a moderate positive correlation between total training time in zone 2 and performance time in competition (r = .53) and a strong positive correlation between percentage of total training time in zone 2 and performance time in competition (r = .94).
While athletes perform with HR mainly in zone 2, better performances are associated with more training time spent in zone 1. A high amount of cycling training in zone 2 may contribute to poorer overall performance.
If the Bike Fits:
RETUL bike fits measure angle and motion distance within the accuracy of A) Centimeter; B) Millimeter; C) Micrometer
RETUL fits include digital measurements for A) Bike; B) Saddle; C) Foot beds; D) Helmets; E) All Above; F) A-C
True or False, RETUL Match captures your measurements with sub-millimeter accuracy for capturing foot size, arch height, and different body segment lengths
A Case for Zone 1:
The article "A Case for Zone One and it's foundational article in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance is based on A) 3 training zones; B) 5 training zones, or C) 7 training zones?
True or False - Training below Aerobic Threshold (AeT) is most effective when paired with minimal training above Anaerobic Threshold (AnT)?
Doing the majority of your training below Aerobic Threshold showed a statistically significant improvement for subject athletes competing Ironman at A) Below Aerobic Threshold; B) Above AeT, but below AnT; C) Above AnT
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