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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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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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Zwift vs Trainer Road

*Sign up for our mailing list to get 10% off our Spring Cycling and Triathlon camp in Asheville, NC: Click Here It’s that time again to dig out the trainer and set up the pain cave. There was a time when trainer riding meant hours in front of the TV on a loud mag trainer with nothing but a heart…

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Rethinking FTP and Establishing Training Zones

FTP (functional threshold power) is an integral part of training for cyclists. Unlike the subjective nature of heart rate training, power is a truly objective measurement of the effort a cyclist is putting out. While most cyclists are aware of the basic principles of power and how to use it (or at least how to compare their numbers to others)…

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The Best TrainerRoad Workouts

*Sign Up for our Mailing List to get 10% off our Spring 2017 Cycling and Triathlon Camp in Asheville, NC. Click Here Trainer Road is an immensely popular online/software based training suite for indoor cycling (Zwift vs Trainer Road). It offers hundreds of workouts which focus on all areas of cycling performance from aerobic endurance to sprints intervals. With so…

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