Handbiker Jetze Plat and his sports physician Guido Vroemen visited Lode BV. They wanted to test the capacities of Jetze on our Brachumera Sport Arm Ergometer. This arm ergometer with a workload up till 2500 watt is the most suitable arm ergometer for testing professional athletes like Jetze. He performed a multiple Wingate with our LEM software module Wingate Test Plus and reached a workload of almost 1000 watt! This is an incredible performance of this young top athlete.
Since he was born, Jetze has a disability on his legs. Since he was 3 years old, he uses a prosthesis for walking. His parents provided him with a handbike in order to be able to go to school. This was the beginning of a professional handbiking career. In May 2011 he received an official nomination for the Paralympics in london, 2012. In Spain he received a second nomination which means that his dream is within his reach. Of course, we wish Jetze all the best in his career and trust he will perform well in London!
You can take a look at this test here: http://youtu.be/t8uosmQsY4s