Showing posts with tag: ftp
Coach Chad is back! This week we dig into how VO2max affects FTP, why heart rate may be lower or higher for different people at different times, and discussions about positioning in aggressive groups, heat, crashing and more inspired by Tulsa Tough.
FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power and estimates the highest average power can sustain for one hour, measured in watts. For cycling, FTP is a measure of fitness and an important metric that indicates the amount of work you can sustain for long durations. Additionally, it’s used to determine power zones that are used in training.
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?
Detraining happens any time we decrease training stimulus, but how quickly does it happen, how can you retain as much fitness as possible, and how should you adjust your race strategy as a result? Join us for a deep dive into this and many other topics in Episode 309 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
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.
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.
To become a faster cyclist, there’s an optimal, science-backed training process to follow, and it’s more than just one type of workout. Learn how progressive training can help you to reach new levels of fitness.
Integrating a stretching routine into your cycling training plan has real benefits, despite being a contentious topic in the world of sports science. In this post we’ll introduce you to 5 stretches for cyclists that can help improve your posture, increase your range of motion, and prepare your body to train and ride harder. 5 Useful Stretches…
Workouts come in all different shapes and sizes, but what if you only had a few to choose from? What five workouts would be the most productive to raise your FTP and make you faster if those were the only workouts you did? We checked in with TrainerRoad’s head coach Chad Timmerman to find out.
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