The post about who had the lowest resting heart rate was well visited. Thus, I thought it might be interesting to hear who has performed the highest power output ever? One of the interesting conclusions from the empiric study about resting heart rates indicates that genes often play a bigger than training level it self. That is greatly illustrated by Sue who counted her husband heart rate to as low as 31 beats per minute.
Power Output and Sprint Performance
Having a high maximum power output is important in sprints and accelerations. Like I have described in ‘How to win a bunch sprint‘ it is not only a question about putting lots of watts in the pedals. Also it is important to consider how much impact your body weight has on your sprint performance. I have discussed the topic in a post about maximum power outputs and body weight.
Are there any 1500+ or even 2000+ Watts riders reading this? Well, show me your best power output ever!