- Mar 31, 2010
doubtful. I for on have huge lung capacity. they recently tested me at age 27. and I never did any excersise for it. I have done and still do sports (mma) but I doubt it you would develop it that way.Le breton said:In 1987 and 1989 Delgado climbed AdH in 42:15
In 1991 he did it in 40:29 + 45sec = 41:14
In 1991, same team Indurain climbed AdH in 39:45 +45 sec = 40:30
In 1995, with better EPO protocole, he did it in 38:14.
To do 38:14 you need more than 90 ml/mn.kg, at least 92-93 ml/mn.kg.
In 1991, a guy like Luc Leblanc, 3 years before he started EPO, managed to hold on to Indurain wheel : 41:15 (with just Guimard type preparation)
Indurain's lung capacity is really not than huge 1 liter for every 10 kg, it probably is just average for a pro cyclist.
Oxygen flow rate (intake) is far, far more important.
You are not born with a large lung capacity usually, you develop it through appropriate exercise.
I read a story where his max heart rate could be 195 at a MTF. Then 60 seconds later would fall back to 60. His resting pulse was said to be measured at just 28 bpm.
Yes Cookster15, nice signatures for EPO .