WHAT IS ‘RIDER PROFILING’?
Essentially it is using objective metrics to understand your strengths and weaknesses as a rider. A way of discovering what your characteristics are as an athlete and what you might want to focus on.
A common methodology is to tracking what are called your, ‘peak powers’, also known as ‘critical powers’. These are the maximum wattage you are able to put out over specific durations. How they measure up proportionally to one another, can indicate where your strengths and weaknesses lie.
Each of these metrics is reflective of the way your body produces energy and are used to illustrate how well developed these different energy systems are: