How can you measure and evaluate biomechanics in real-life conditions without being bound to a lab and a turbo trainer? And how does an athlete’s fatigue affect her/his bike position? Travelling with answers on these questions, Neal Henderson is coming from the US cycling stronghold Boulder, Colorado to ISCO Symposium 2018 in Muenster, Germany. With his company Apex Coaching, he is not only helping numerous recreational athletes to finish their first triathlon. Neal is also working with a broad range of national champions, world champions and Olympic athletes. In 2015, he was leading professional cyclist Rohan Dennis to his much-noticed UCI hour world record.
Before he started to care about other athletes’ performance, Neal himself was an ambitious and successful triathlete competing for example in Xterra-challenges. He has gone through quite a few stages as coach, especially in triathlon and cycling, but also in ice hockey.
In search for optimal performance for his athletes, Neal always keeps an eye on both aspects: training control and biomechanics. It is shown by several publications that Neal thoroughly knows what he is preaching, for instance with a paper on the specifics of biomechanically optimized cycling shoes. We are delighted to have Neal Henderson and his exciting contribution at ISCO Symposium 2018!