|hyperventilation before a short TT||ishmael|
Jun 4, 2003 7:53 PM
|There's a one and a half minute time trial coming up(manayunk wall) and I was thinking if I breath heavily just before taking off I could stay aerobic a bit longer. Lets say I breathed so hard that I was lightheaded? I also cant decide if I should ride in the drops or on the hoods. I'll be out of the saddle for sure, and I feel more powerful in the drops, but supposedly it's harder to breath. I havent done the tests to see but my habit is in the drops and habits seem good to keep to.|
|re: hyperventilation before a short TT||Time Trial dot org|
Jun 5, 2003 5:22 AM
|I think that you actually will lose air in your lungs and bloodstream if you do that, just stay on the traininer and taper up to the line start time.|
|1.5 minute timetrial?||DougSloan|
Jun 5, 2003 6:59 AM
|Wow, never heard of anything like that.
I always do this at the beginning of timetrials, as well as before anticipated harder efforts in road races, before turns, hills, sprints, etc. I think it helps a bit.
It's really more of a matter of deep breathing than hyper-ventilation for me. Just remember to keep deep breathing as you begin riding, or you might lose the benefits.
|re: hyperventilation before a short TT||brider|
Jun 5, 2003 9:53 AM
|Divers use hyperventilation as a means to stave off the respiratory reflex (the need to take in more air) when diving tankless (free diving). But those are very low energy states. I don't think there's any benefit for the type of effort you're looking at (and there's CERTAINLY no benefit to blacking out at the start).|
|1+ hr. warmup, + drops. No bag huffing. (nm)||shirt|
Jun 5, 2003 11:26 AM