Pedalling Efficiency And Technique (PEAT) Assessment
Pedalling efficiency is the ultimate expression of a well-trained, well-coached cyclist. The ability to get the most power from each crank arm revolution is the hallmark of any competitive cyclist, and the desire to get you there is the goal of Athletic Endeavours’ Pedalling Efficiency and Technique Assessment. This one-hour assessment deconstructs pedalling efficiency into its components to establish baseline data on both the right and left legs and help discover the power gaps between legs. The assessment collects 200+ data points over the 360º of each pedal stroke, measuring and analyzing the power output for each leg across the entire force curve. Another feature of the PEAT Assessment is an estimation of your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) using a Critical Power 20 Test to estimate the average power output in watts you could expect to hold for 1 hour in a time-trial scenario. The PEAT also includes a cadence assessment, technique analysis, and a discussion on how these parameters are influenced by bike fit.
What does the PEAT Assessment involve?
The PEAT Assessment presents a detailed snapshot of your current capacity on the bike. I use a state-of-the-art ELITE Direto XR power meter and dedicated software to record and analyze your pedal efficiency comprised of pedal stroke, power output, cadence and technique. These tools are coupled with visual observations of your performance, bike fit, pedalling technique and effort – all informed by decades as a cycling coach. Expect to work hard for a sustained effort of 20 minutes after a graded and gradual warm-up and 5 minute test effort. Contact Andrew at 604-340-6767 for details on where, how to prepare, what to expect, and answers to any questions you might have about the PEAT Assessment.
It’s recommended to perform three PEAT Assessments per season. The first should be prior to the season, mid to late winter, before serious training begins for you. The second assessment should be performed after you have trained for two months but prior to serious competition commitments you may have. The third PEAT Assessment should be performed soon after your last scheduled competition. Don’t worry if you’re not formally competing. You are, after all, competing with yourself to become your best.
PEAT Assessment Fee = $150 +GST