Indoor cycling crossword

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Thought I would do something a little bit different today – also an attempt to quiz the coaches at Athlete Lab because they put me to the sword on 4hours of Sufferfest videos yesterday – so made up an interactive indoor cycling crossword – here

Sorry for not putting up the crossword puzzle directly on post; Pdf is a pain to see, but the clues are below to spark your interest!

Something to do at lunchtime/on the tube right? Indoor cycling studios feel free to print off for your reception areas!

Across2. A rotating mechanical device that stores rotational energy in spinning6. These trainers require better technique than stationary bicycles8. Increase this resistance setting to improve your explosive ‘hill’ power

12. When measuring exercise intensity, what is TSS?

13. What leg muscle are the antagonist to the quadriceps in the pedal stroke?

14. This specific race format is prepared for by long interval training

16. This pain killer alters kidney function & can cause damage in endurance sport – such as 12 hour cycles

17. A benefit of improved cadence

18. A condition that can occur in pro cyclists because of no weight bearing exercises

20. A high pace steady state cycling workout

21. What HR zone is commonly associated with 55-65% of your maximum?

22. Type of ride which is measured as 65% of MHR and features as a rest period in interval training

23. Weight bearing exercise to improve power output from the hips

Down1. An isotonic sports drink contains these3. A group of fibers which when injured can have symptoms that form a stinging sensation above or outside the knee joint. Associated with repetitive exercises such as cycling & running4. This form of training should be incorporated in cyclist’s schedules to improve bridging gaps, initiating breakaways, attacking on short climbs and accelerating out of turns during criteriums

5. Muscle group that provides a solid base of support for efficient power transformation to the pedals

7. In endurance sports such as cycling,this condition is caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver

9. VO2 max is a measurment of fitness for a physical exercise depending primarily on what energy-generating process

10. Adjusted power indictor that quantifies the power of a ride in watts and which reflects the true physiological demands better than average power

11. A key tool to spot overtraining, analyze effort/performance, bring objectivity to a fitness program through zone training

15. What metabolite is associated with the ‘burn’ whilst testing for functional threshhold power

19. Training videos which are often cited as big motivators for indoor cycling