Published on February 5, 2008
Cycling Training Tools: Cycling Training Tools Ethan Kopacz CS 470 System includes: System includes A training schedule generator A training log book A few small tools that aid in training or racing Background: Background Repetitive Training The same work-out a few days week The training level stays the same through the year As time progresses the athlete abilities reaches a plateau and stops progressing Systematic Training A number of different workouts Each workout is building towards a goal. - Typically an athlete or a coach must compose a training schedule for a four week training period - Each training day has a different focus. (i.e. Over distance, Intervals, Endurance, Race) - A training log is used to track the athlete’s progress over a number of years Why?: Why? Problems in current system: Time - Creating a training schedule can take a large amount of time. - Working athletes, students, or parents don’t have the extra time to sit down and create a training schedule Organization In order for this system to be useful, the schedule and the training log must be well organized Large amounts of information keeping Ideally the athlete will have a log for everyday throughout their athletic history A computerized system is the ideal solution Software and Languages: Software and Languages C# SQL Visual Studio.NET .NET Framework Microsoft Access Program Flow: Program Flow Schedule Generation Changes: Schedule Generation Changes Original plan Give the user specific train times, and distances Doesn’t work without VO2 Max VO2 Max is the maximum amount of oxygen in milliliters, one can use in one minute per kilogram of body weight VO2 Max is difficult to calculate Revised plan Schedule give less specific information Gives a simple method to find the right training intensity This plan is much easier for new athletes, although still useful to advance users Based on a four week plan The four week system: The four week system The time between the start date and the date of the training goal are divided into four week sections The sections consists of Base, Intensity, Race and Restoration Each four week section is repeated with a higher intensity level until the training date is reached Final Product: Final Product Log Book: Log Book Keeping a log is import to looking at the overall training process The logbook is stored in an access database Add new/ or edit log using the edit button Body Mass Index calculator: Body Mass Index calculator BMI is a way of estimating body fat based on height and weight Useful in training Cadence Calculator: Cadence Calculator Cadence is the crank rotations per minute Most riders have a cadence from 60 to 100 rpm’s Very important for racing Problems: Problems Time 17 credit semester Working 15 – 20 hrs a week VO2 Max First time using C# and Visual Studio.NET First time using databases with a program What did I learn: What did I learn A lot of about working with databases C# and Visual Studio.NET More about different training methods Conclusion: Conclusion Created a system that help a user to create a training schedule A simple way of keeping records of the users training activities Some useful tools Questions?: Questions?