There are many ways to quantify performance in cycling, but two of the most commonly-cited data points are VO2 max and FTP. These metrics are related but distinct, and the connection between them is easy to misunderstand. So what’s the link between VO2 max and FTP, and what role do they play in determining your fitness?
Cyclists use the anaerobic system to power over hills, close gaps in the pack, and attack off the front to win races. How can you use anaerobic intervals to become a faster rider?
Target the power fundamental to criterium racing with these five workouts for crit racers. Use them to fine-tune your established fitness, build essential skills, or introduce criterium-specific interval training to your schedule.
Cycling intensity levels are commonly organized into Power Zones, with each zone matching a percentage of your FTP. Balancing time in power zones is crucial to proper training.
The body has three primary ways of creating energy. These physiological pathways are called energy systems. This article will cover how you use the anaerobic system to put power to the pedals and how you can train it to become a faster cyclist.