There are many ways to quantify performance in cycling, but two of the most commonly-cited data points are VO2 max and FTP. These metrics are related but distinct, and the connection between them is easy to misunderstand. So what’s the link between VO2 max and FTP, and what role do they play in determining your fitness?
Have you ever wished TrainerRoad could actively respond to your unique strengths, weaknesses, and scheduling needs, to train you as an individual and make you faster? Now it can! Introducing Adaptive Training, the biggest update ever to TrainerRoad. Adaptive Training uses machine learning, science-based coaching principles, and an unprecedented data set to train you as an individual and make you a faster cyclist.
Whoever you are and however you ride, Adaptive Training treats you as an individual so you can get faster. Learn how to get the right workout, every time in this guide on how to use Adaptive Training.
When it comes to measuring ability, your Functional Threshold Power doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, your power-based abilities are a lot more dynamic than you may realize. That’s where Progression Levels come in—Progression Levels are a real-time measurement of your power-based abilities in each power zone. You can use them to train your strengths, target limiters, and better understand how your training is impacting your fitness.
Workout Levels are a new way to understand and compare the difficulty of workouts. Workout Levels go beyond simple metrics like TSS or IF, and better represent the real-world challenge of training.