Dr. Stephen Cheung has been studying environmental exercise physiology for quite some time, and in fact, literally wrote the book on the topic. This week we sat down to talk environmental impact on performance, as well as his experience going through a recent rock climbing injury which kept him off the bike for a few months. We talk about how his “fun hobby” of rock climbing has helped build, sharpen, and improve his ability to focus and get into a state of “flow” and how that’s affected his riding.
Stephen also shares a deep insight on how he gets MORE out of his riding, by doing one simple thing, which allows him to enjoy his riding MUCH MORE, and reignite his passion for cycling!
Dr. Cheung is the Chief Sport Scientist for Baron Biosystems and the Xert data analysis system, and is a author of Cutting Edge Cycling, Cycling Science, and Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, and is the science and training editor, and contributor for PezCycling News (web site). He has authored more than 100 articles that cover respiratory training, altitude training, precooling and fatigue in the heat, hydration, optimal cadence, pacing strategies, jet lag, supplements, hypoxic stress, and the reliability of exercise testing protocols.
Cheung holds a Canada research chair in environmental ergonomics at Brock University, where his research focuses on the effects of thermal stress on human physiology and performance. He is also the author of Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology (Human Kinetics, 2009). Cheung helped to establish the sport science support network for the Canadian Sport Centre in Atlantic Canada and has consulted with the Canadian national rowing and snowboard teams on specific sport performance projects. Cheung has also served as a cycling official and as a board member of the Canadian Cycling Association.
PezCycling News- https://pezcyclingnews.com/
Baron Biosystems- http://baronbiosys.com/
Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology-https://www.amazon.com/Cycling-Science-Sport-Stephen-Cheung/dp/1450497322/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=stephen+cheung&qid=1594313987&s=books&sr=1-2
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