The development area represents a training area of the bike training.
In the development area, a distinction is made between two types of training. The cadence-oriented and the strength-oriented training. Both types train competition-specific endurance and lactate reduction. They are designed to prepare for the competitive situation where aerobic-anaerobic metabolic processes are required. Therefore, the training takes place in the aerobic-anaerobic transition zone, where the energy supply is aerobic-anaerobic. The blood lactate value is 3-6 mmol/l.
For cadence-oriented and strength-oriented developmental area training, heart rate must be determined by performance diagnostics. It should be about 80-90% of the maximum heart rate. The training types differ in cadence and gear ratio value.
In cadence-based training, the gear ratio is 5.6-8.0 m and the cadence is 100-120 rpm. For strength-oriented training, the values are 6.4-8.9 m gear ratio and 70-90 rpm cadence. The result is not a control variable in the latter training, but should be regarded as an outcome.
The performance in the development area is between 90% and 110% of the IANS / FTP.
The route profile of the cadence-oriented development training is flat, that of the strength-oriented training is undulating to mountainous; in the case of headwinds, a flat route should also be selected here. The route length is 3-30 km in each case. It is a repetitive method, it developmental area training is performed after a warm-up period in the basic display area as a partial distance training.