About Us

 


SCIENTIFIC BASIS

As sports scientists we understand the physiological mechanisms that underpin performance and drive adaptation. We understand the technical nature of cycling and how to apply the methods for improvement.



PRACTICAL BACKGROUND

As competitive cyclists we ride, we race, we train. We understand the combination of elements that contribute to success within the sport.

 
 
Driven by a passion for sports science and a love for cycling, at HPTek we combine the two. The services we provide come from our educated background and our knowledge of the sport.
 

SPORTS SCIENTISTS

 

DR Stephen Lane

Sports Scientist
PhD (Bio-Medical Sciences)
B. App Science (Human Movement, Hons)

Inspired by how the human body adapts to exercise training and intrigued by the mechanisms behind it, Stephen holds a PhD in Biomedical Science (RMIT University). Stephen completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor John Hawley, one of the most well renowned researchers in the area of exercise nutrition and metabolism.

Stephen’s PhD research focus was the manipulation of carbohydrate availability and the effect on training adaptation and performance. As part of his research Stephen spent time at the Australian Institute of Sport, investigating nutritional interventions on cycling time trial performance. This research was used in the development of strategies used by the National team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

A keen endurance cyclist, Stephen holds a number of Masters State time trial and road titles. He has a particular interest in educating athletes about ways to optimise performance. In a systematic approach to training adaptations, he incorporates a range of strategies including physiologically based training programs, nutritional and ergogenic interventions to support training adaptation and performance.

 

Ken BAllhause

Sports Scientist
B. Exercise Science
B. Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy)

Inspired by the application of exercise physiology and coaching science, Ken’s keen interest in coaching and performance analysis lies in understanding the physiological and biomechanical demands of modern-day cycling.

Ken’s background in the sport of cycling started with mountain bikes, racing downhill at both a State and National level. His interest in cycling is now focused on road and endurance track racing with a passion for implementing strength and conditioning sessions intertwined with time on the bike.

In a systematic approach to training adaptations, Ken incorporates a range of strategies including physiologically based training programs, strength and conditioning, nutritional and ergogenic interventions. Ken enjoys applying his knowledge across all forms of cycling with an appreciation for the unique physiological demands of each discipline.

 
 
 

Stephen and Ken have turned this passion for optimising sports performance into Human Performance Technology (HPTek). HPTek is devoted to the application of sports science across all disciplines of endurance cycling.