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The Neuromuscular Energy System: What It Is and Why It Matters for Cyclists

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, the neuromuscular energy system is supreme. This article will cover how the neuromuscular energy system works, how you use it, and what you can do to train it.


How to Use Your Power Curve to Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Every cyclist has strengths and weaknesses. The good news is that specific types of fitness are highly trainable. How do you use a power curve to discover what you’re good at, what needs work, and what can you do with that information?


TSS: What it is, what it's good for, and why it can be misleading

TSS: What It Is, What It’s Good For, and Why It Can Be Misleading

TSS is the most widely-used way of quantifying workout stress in cycling; it’s also one of most commonly misunderstood metrics in the sport. So what is TSS, and what is it good for?


Outside workouts with RPE

Outside Workouts With RPE: a Power Analysis

TrainerRoad Outside Workouts are the best way to bring your structured workouts outdoors. For riders without a power meter, these workouts are all offered in an RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) version, allowing you to complete your workout by feel. How accurate and effective are they?


Riding by Feel: TrainerRoad Outside Workouts With RPE

RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) is a subjective assessment of how hard you feel like you’re riding. It’s a great way to maintain structure during outside rides when a power meter is not available. TrainerRoad offers all of our Outside Workouts in an RPE-based version.


How to choose the best indoor trainer for your budget

Best Indoor Trainer Setup For Your Budget

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.


How to Use SeasonMatch to Compare PRs

How to Use SeasonMatch to Compare PRs

Fast cyclists use effective training. But how do you know if it’s working? Using SeasonMatch to compare PRs gives you proof your training is working every step along the way, rather than waiting for your peak.


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…


Get Faster for Time Trials with the 40k TT Plan

40k TT Specialty training plans have been improved to be more specific to your riding and racing goals. What’s New All 40k TT Specialty plans have a dedicated weekly Time Trial workout. These workouts will help athletes create time trial power, in a time trial position, at roughly time trial durations. TSS has also been…


How to Check If Your Indoor Training Equipment Works with TrainerRoad

There are a ton of equipment combos you can use to get started training with power. While some setups are more popular than others (check out the three most popular indoor training setups among TrainerRoad users), more often than not the equipment you already have, or are looking to invest in, is exactly what you…



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