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The Top 10 Guaranteed Ways to Get Slower at Cycling

TrainerRoad’s one and only mission is to make you a faster cyclist. But what if, for some reason, you wanted to get slower? Here are our top tips for getting worse at cycling.


Training Basics: Get the Most Out of Your Cycling Training

Becoming a faster cyclist takes hard work. But how can you get the most out of your training? Here are ten training principles that help make your next season the best one ever.


So Your FTP Went Down… Now What?

FTP is just a number used to calibrate training, but many cyclists see it it as a status symbol, and seek a constantly improving value as validation. Why does FTP occasionally decline, and what do you do next?


Introducing the Group Ramp Test

Introducing the Group Ramp Test

We are excited to announce the newest addition to Group Workouts -the Group Ramp Test. You and your friends can show off your fitness improvements while getting that extra bit of motivation to push your limits.


Optimal Body Composition, Breakaway Teamwork, Heartburn and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 231

Reaching optimal body composition, how to make a breakaway successful, dealing with heartburn while training and much more will be discussed live on Episode 231 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Enduro, Limiters, Peaking Too Soon and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 218

Tune in live for Episode 218 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we will be discussing our takeaways after racing Enduro World Series, how to find your limiters as a time trialist, how to tell if you’ve reached peak fitness and much more.


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Ramp Test Makes FTP Testing More Efficient and Less Stressful

The Ramp Test is the most efficient and accurate way to assess your fitness on TrainerRoad. Compared to traditional FTP tests, it hurts less, removes pacing from the equation, and takes less time to complete. After taking a Ramp Test, your TrainerRoad workouts will be automatically scaled to your fitness level. What is a Ramp…


How Do I Know If My FTP is Appropriate for My Training?

Answer: If your workouts are challenging but doable, that’s one of the biggest indications you properly estimated your FTP. When your workouts don’t feel like this, it’s time to make some changes. When you first start your structured training with TrainerRoad, your first workout is a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test. The results of your…


How to Get Your Best FTP Test Results

When an athlete gets started with TrainerRoad, the first workout they’re asked to do is a Functional Threshold Power test, aka an FTP test. There’s a very important reason for this. The results of your FTP test will calibrate the intensity of the rest of the workouts you’ll do on TrainerRoad. Since your FTP is…


How to Build a Race Day Pacing Plan

Most bike races and triathlons are endurance events that require you to pace your effort. To make sure your next race is successful, create a pacing plan and follow it with precision. In every bike race your energy should be viewed as an hourglass. The harder you work, the faster the sand falls to the…



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