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Why FTP Isn’t Everything, Finding a Base Plan, Plyometrics and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 273

Why FTP isn’t always the best measure of your fitness, how to find the right type of base plan for you, why plyometrics may help cyclists get faster and more in Episode 273 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


An athlete trains at their VO2 Max

How to Improve Your VO2 Max and Get Faster With Structured Training

VO2 max is not fixed, and structured training can significantly improve this key factor, especially if maintained consistently over the long-term. Let’s take a look at how.


Overcoming a Fitness Plateau

How to Overcome a Fitness Plateau

Hitting a fitness plateau doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve reached your physical limits. Reassessing your training, your nutrition, and your recovery can help you address and push through a fitness plateau.


Everesting on Everest

Everesting at High Altitude with JJ Zhou

After successfully Everesting in January of 2018, TrainerRoad athlete JJ Zhou decided to take on a new Everesting challenge —Everesting on Mount Everest. On this week’s successful athletes podcast, JJ goes over his preparation for his Mt. Everest ride and what he did to adjust his pacing, training, and planning for a high altitude goal.


Power Curves, Plateaus, Growth Hacking and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 264

Learn how to analyze your power curve to help direct your training, what to do to end a plateau in your fitness, a deep dive into if training your ability to handle a higher cognitive load will make you faster and more in Episode 264 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP

Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP: Why They Feel Different (But Aren’t)

One of the most common questions we receive at TrainerRoad is whether you need to adjust your FTP between indoor and outdoor workouts. The short answer is no, but the reasons why are more complicated.


cycling power zones

Cycling Power Zones: Training Zones Explained

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.


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?


How to Increase FTP While Training Endurance

How to Increase FTP and Train Endurance

A well-structured training plan progressively increases your Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Increasing your FTP increases your ability to hold higher power values longer making you a faster cyclist.


indoor training versus training outside

Riding Indoors vs. Riding Outside: A Comparison

TrainerRoad Outside Workouts allow you to maintain the structure and quality of your training plan, while enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. How do these workouts compare to their indoor counterparts?



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