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Power vs Heart Rate: How Modern Athletes Train

The methods cyclists use to get faster have evolved since the late 1990’s. Twenty years ago, if you were using a power meter you were considered an early adopter. Now, power — whether you’re using a power meter or another source — is the gold standard that modern athletes use to measure their fitness and…


kJ to Calories Conversion: How many calories do I burn cycling?

Answer: Divide the amount of kJs by 4.184 then multiply by .25. Calories burned cycling are dependent on your Gross Metabolic Efficiency, but for most people it’s between 20-25%. That means for every Calorie you burn produces around 1.045 kilojoules. For practical reasons, most cyclists approximate 1 kJ is equal to 1 Calorie.   In…


Training with Power vs. Heart Rate: What’s Better?

Question: Is it truly better to train by ‘power’ vs. heart rate especially with a focus on stage racing and endurance races? What are the benefits and what are the cons if any to training based on power? Answer: Training with power has numerous benefits that can get you faster on the bike for both long distance(4+…



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