Tag: FTP

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best TrainerRoad Workouts

Trainer Road is an immensely popular online/software based training suite for indoor cycling. It offers hundreds of workouts which focus on all areas of cycling performance from aerobic endurance to sprints intervals. With so many workouts to choose from, it’s hard to know which are the most effective for your particular training goals and needs. […]

The Importance of Testing

Regardless of what type of training plan you follow testing is an integral part of the training cycle. Before starting a new training season testing is done to determine base fitness, which can then be compared to previous years to determine how much you have developed and whether your yearly training plan is effective in […]

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