04 August 2005

science of Lance Armstrong

The Science of Lance Armstrong: Born, and Built, to Win@National Geographic

From 1992 to 1999, the year of his first Tour de France win, Armstrong was able to increase his muscle efficiency by 8 percent through hard and dedicated training.

Armstrong's muscles produce about half as much acid as the average person's muscles do when they get fatigued.

Powering Through the Tour@Wired

Armstrong can simply put out more power without crossing his lactate threshold than other riders.

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