What do the words “power-to-weight ratio” mean to you? Cyclists are obsessed with it, especially when it comes to hill climbs. An extra 5kg of weight requires a proportionate power output to maintain speed, but what if that extra 5kg is of high-functioning muscle? What if that extra 5kg of muscle came from Kung Fu training?
I have said it before, there seems to be some connection between keen cyclists and Kung Fu. Lucas Oliver trains at our Cambridge club with Instructor Karim Daoud. Lucas cycled the Surrey 100 to raise funds for Cancer Relief. That’s 100 miles of asphalt, using only muscle power for locomotion. All endurance athletes know that feeling of having to “dig deep”, “get more out of the tank”, and sometimes of “hitting the wall”. Did Lucas’ Kung Fu training help him during those moments?
“I have been a keen cyclist for many years now, but I am only just seeing out my first full calendar year of training with Karim at the Cambridge University Club. Read More