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Zwift Racing – Tips & Workouts to Improve your Results

Zwift & FTP

Don’t sandbag! Now that we’ve got that out of the way.. racing on Zwift is fun, motivating, and exhausting. Sure there are lots of folks who have the it’s-just-a-game mentality but it’s hard not to take Zwift racing seriously if you’re at all competitive; especially after that first race. You either crush it or you bomb it. Both scenarios probably…

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5 Tips for Kickstarting Your 2018 Triathlon Goals

Penticton ITU

Triathlon events are more popular than ever –especially long course events! And that means triathletes need to plan their season almost a year in advance. If half or full distance Iron events are on your radar for next year, you’ve likely already registered for one! With just over 8 months to the end of next season, chances are training for…

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Zwift: How Important is FTP?

Zwift & FTP

We’ve already talked a bit about how to train with Zwift but for folks not accustomed to power training the concept of FTP and training zones is uncharted territory. What does it mean? Do you need to do an FTP test? And how does it affect your Zwift riding? Understanding FTP FTP, or functional threshold power, is theoretically the point at…

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Zwift Workouts: How to train using Zwift

Zwift & FTP

Zwift is an immensely popular game that allows user to simulate outdoor riding while grinding away on the trainer. It’s opened doors for cyclists and allows them to participate in everything from races to group rides. But what about using Zwift as the sole method for training? Workout Mode First let’s talk about some of the pros and cons of…

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Fudging the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Increasing FTP

When cycling’s favourite comedian Phil Gaimon retired, he began a quest to push dopers from the top of KOM segments on Strava (at least in his local area). Despite being retired one peculiar thing happened to Phil’s fitness in his hunt for Strava segments; he saw some of the best 20 minute power numbers of his life. It left many wondering…

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Five Ways to Kickstart Your 2017 Training

The new year is just a few days away and many of us are starting to think about our goals and plans for 2017. There’s a reason why resolutions are so popular on the new year. January 1st marks a new year and a new start; a sense of renewal. As athletes most of us will be starting our base…

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In Defence of the Sprint Triathlon

There is no question that Iron-distance events carry the most prestige and stand at the pinnacle of triathlon as the toughest challenge. Most triathletes aspire to do at least one full iron distance event and many spend their entire year training for just one iron event. The progression for many triathletes is to start with the shorter easier events and…

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How to Choose the Right Spin Class

Riding inside is a good way to stay fit and keep active in the winter months. Most athletes are slaves to the trainer in the winter and for most of us there is no way to avoid stationary training. But we all know how boring and how hard it can be to stay motivated training alone in the basement. Spin…

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Tips for Setting Up an Indoor Trainer

As the days get shorter and the weather becomes more unpredictable many will find themselves heading indoors and parking their bike on the trainer in front of the TV, pedaling away the winter months, counting the days until the snow starts to recede and the days once again lengthen out. It takes real dedication and motivation to want to climb…

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