Perfil del umbral de potencia funcional de los ciclomontañistas de la categoría elite masculina de Cundinamarca
Rodríguez Jiménez, Manuel Francisco | 2017
Cycling has caught the interest of sports scientists because the performance in this discipline is mediated by physiological, biomechanical, neuromotor and behavioral parameters that affect the potential achieved by an athlete. The objective of this research is to know the profile of the Functional Power Threshold in male mountain bikers of Cundinamarca after carrying out a bibliographic review and implementing the Functional Threshold Power Test (FTP) or Functional Power Threshold Test (UPF), to know the values that reach high level athletes and characterize their performance, managing to contribute to future research in this sport. The criteria for inclusion of the population under study were: male gender, the weight of athletes should range between 51 kilograms (Kg) to 61 Kg, age should be between 22 years and 28 years and have a license from the Colombian federation of Cycling. Functional power threshold profiles were reviewed in light of the studies carried out by Allen and Coggan (2010) in relation to the weight of each cyclist, finding in this study that cyclists are 56.9 Kg ± 3, 39 Kg and reached a power output of 227 Watts (W) ± 25.32 W in the UPF test, giving an average weight / power ratio of 4.0 Watts / Kilogram of Weight (W / Kg) ± 0.28 W / Kg. That is, the physical and physiological variables of athletes show the conditional qualities of mountain bikers and indicate that aerobic power and the ability to maintain high rates of work for extended periods of time are important requirements to be a high level mountain biker.