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Jon Kaslow uses low-volume training to dramatically increase his FTP

Increasing FTP 80w and Gaining Confidence: Low-Volume Training with Jon Kaslow

Jon Kaslow started cycling on a whim, but this busy rider used TrainerRoad’s low-volume plans to dramatically improve his FTP. His strategies are a great example for any time-crunched athlete.


Races are cancelled. An athlete looks at their computer as they consider whether to continue their training plan or restart base training.

Planning Training and Finding Motivation For A Year Without Racing

Events are cancelled, and athletes are wondering whether to continue their training plans or restart base. With consistency, this season can have long term benefits either way.


Muscles Used for Cycling and How to Train Them

Cycling is usually thought of as cardiovascular activity and rightly so. But bike riding also works the skeletal muscles. The production of power to drive the pedals involves complex activation of several muscle groups. Of course, the muscles most used in cycling are the legs, but you use muscle groups through the trunk and upper body. Depending on your cycling discipline, the level activation of these groups will vary.


How to substitute intensity with volume

How to Substitute Intensity with Volume

Sweet spot training is one of the most effective and efficient ways to train. However, there are times when you can take a break from the intensity and reap the benefits of a long endurance ride. You can address your aerobic base, experiment with nutrition, and prepare for your event by substituting an endurance ride in place of a sweet spot workout.


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.


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.


how to breathe more efficiently while cycling

Breathing 101: How to Breathe More Efficiently While Cycling

Use breathing to your advantage. You can improve performance, mental stamina, and focus with respiratory muscle training and active breathing techniques.


Training Your Weaknesses

Training Your Weakness: Building Sustained Power For Your Goal Event

For many cyclists, short, high-intensity efforts are fairly comfortable and cause little fatigue. These riders may be tempted to train only with short intervals, even if their goal events require more sustained power. For reasons both physiological and psychological, this isn’t the most beneficial path.


Sweet Spot Training: Everything you need to know.

Sweet Spot Training: Everything You Need to Know

Sweet Spot training is one of the most effective and efficient for cyclists to improve. With the right structure and training plan, you can let Sweet Spot training take your cycling performance to the next level.


How to save you workout from failure

How to Save Your Workout From Failure

Everybody struggles to complete a workout every once in a while. With the right workout modifications, you can make sure that you are getting the most out of your work, even when you’re not at your best.



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