Power-based training is without a doubt the best way to structure training for cycling, and FTP serves as a way to scale every workout to your current fitness level. But what is a good FTP, and how can you be sure that your FTP is accurate?
Training Stress Score (TSS), Intensity Factor (IF), and Workout Levels are useful ways to quantify the challenge and effect of a workout. Taken together, these 3 metrics help tell the story of your training, but it’s important to understand the differences of each. What does each metric mean, and how can you use them to get faster?
Cycling is usually thought of as cardiovascular activity and rightly so. But bike riding also works the skeletal muscles. The production of power to drive the pedals involves complex activation of several muscle groups. Of course, the muscles most used in cycling are the legs, but you use muscle groups through the trunk and upper body. Depending on your cycling discipline, the level activation of these groups will vary.
Regardless of your experience level, getting started with an indoor cycling training plan is easy. With the demands of family and work life, indoor cycling training is not only convenient, but it’s also incredibly efficient—meaning you can get faster in less time. In this guide, we’ll cover indoor cycling training plans, workouts, and tips for success.
When it comes to indoor training, the most common mistake we see athletes make is with their cooling. Heat can negatively affect your performance and workout quality. How can you make sure your indoor training setup has enough cooling?
Whether you’re new to riding with power or highly versed in the ways of watts, FTP testing is one of the most important aspects of power-based training. But what is the best way to prepare for your next FTP test?
Getting started with indoor training is easy. With plenty of options to choose from, you’ll be ready to ride in no time. Here are our recommendations for the best indoor trainer setup that meets your budget.
Despite countless advances in sports science, outdated and counterproductive beliefs about training and fitness are commonplace in the peloton. In this post, we take a look at five persistent bits of old-fashioned cycling wisdom, and update our understanding with a more modern perspective.
TSS is the most widely-used way of quantifying workout stress in cycling; it’s also one of the most commonly misunderstood metrics in the sport. So what is TSS, and what is it good for?
The body has three energy systems. As an endurance sport, cycling focuses on the aerobic system. But for those quick moments when peak power output is needed, it’s all about neuromuscular power zone. This article will cover how it works, how you use it, and what you can do to train it.