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Training with a Power Meter: What Every Cyclist Should Know

Power meters are the only objective way to measure cycling performance and have revolutionized how cyclists train. How much do you know about power meters and how to use them?


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?


A Power Meter Deep Dive with Special Guest 4iiii’s Scott Cooper – Ask a Cycling Coach 229

Special Guest 4iiii’s Scott Cooper joins the team to discuss all things power meters, including how power meters are made, calibration, and what the future of power meters may look like. Tune in to hear Scott’s insights in episode 229 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Functional Threshold Power (FTP): What it Means to Cyclists

Answer: FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power and is an estimated measure of your highest sustainable power, measured in watts, that can be held for one hour. FTP is used to determine training zones that are associated with particular physiological responses and allow you to design workouts and structured training plans that address specific types…


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…


VirtualPower: Structured Training Without a Power Meter

With VirtualPower®, you don’t need a power meter to get the benefits of structured indoor power-based training. It’s unanimous, the primary metric to train with today is power. But power meters are pricey, and not everyone is ready to invest in one. The good news is you no longer need one! VirtualPower allows you to…


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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