Park City Point 2 Point 2011 > Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group
The Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group is a unique multi-site team of sports medicine physicians providing services in Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Murray and Riverton. They treat every patient as an athlete and help patients reach their active potential. The groups provides performance testing and analysis (VO2 Max, lactate assessments, bike fits, etc.) and promote injury prevention. Additionally they provide non-surgical musculoskeletal care and provide treatment for sports injuries and illnesses (concussion, fracture treatment, etc.).
My Personal Experience with SMSG (Sports Medicine Specialty Group)
The first thing you need to know is that I’d never had a professional bike fit done, nor any type of performance testing. I’ve always personally tinkered with my fit on the bike based off of feel and what I’ve learned talking to others and researching. As for fitness testing, I felt is was unnecessary, after years of off and on training and working with different coaches and philosophies my stance was I know how to get myself fit enough to race.
Here is what I feel after doing through SMSG’s bike fit, Lactate Threshold and VO2 Max testing.
The Bike Fit
After doing the bike fit with Dr. Testa I realized that my shoot-from-the-hip approach had a lot of holes in it. Certainly after all these year of riding I was in the window of a decent fit, but there were definitely tweaks that have made a difference in my comfort on my current bike.
Dr. Testa and the team did a great job, as you’ll notice in the video, breaking down each area. We spent a lot of time on my ankle angling (which I was getting a lot of). This was certainly an area I’d not focused on much and it has made a noticeable difference in efficiency on the bike.
I believe the one thing I walked away with from the testing I did, was a better understanding of training zones. It’s pretty easy to go out and know that you are doing an LSD (long steady distance) to work base, or working an interval day. But, it it nice to know when you are really in the zone to achieve maximum results. More importantly, for those of you wanting to take your training to the next level, to have the test results allows for creating a plan that will generate better profits.
Contact Sports Medicine Specialty Group
No matter you level, mid-week racer or P2P racer, the Health & Fitness Institute at LDS Hospital is here to help you reach your goal. The Health & Fitness Institute at LDS Hospital is the new home of the Sports Performance Clinic. We provide physiological and biomechanical assessments to maximize training and improve performance. Assessments include:
• Lactate threshold testing • VO2 max testing • Body composition testing • Biomechanical assessment
Sports Performance Clinic 440 D Street, Suite 206 Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 (801) 408-1396
FREE Training Lecture with Dr. Massimo Testa of Team BMC (Tour de France Team 2011)
Topic: The importance of Tapering (Training)
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