VO2 max is not fixed, and structured training can significantly improve this key factor, especially if maintained consistently over the long-term. Let’s take a look at how.
Power-based training is without a doubt the best way to structure training for cycling, and FTP serves as a way to scale every workout to your current fitness level. But what is a good FTP, and how can you be sure that your FTP is accurate?
Coach Chad is back! This week we dig into how VO2max affects FTP, why heart rate may be lower or higher for different people at different times, and discussions about positioning in aggressive groups, heat, crashing and more inspired by Tulsa Tough.
Target the power fundamental to criterium racing with these five workouts for crit racers. Use them to fine-tune your established fitness, build essential skills, or introduce criterium-specific interval training to your schedule.
For decades, athletes have blamed lactic acid for the burn in their legs during exercise, and considered lactate to be a waste product of the muscles. What does the science actually say?
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.
Get prepared for mountain biking’s unique and demanding physical challenges with these five great workouts for mountain bikers. Use them to sharpen your mountain bike fitness, build upon important skills, or introduce off-road-specific interval training to your schedule.
Lydia Gould, a 64-year-old cyclist with a history of impressive accomplishments, thought she was “too old to improve” before she signed up for TrainerRoad. But over three months, she raised her FTP by thirty watts, turned VO2 Max work from a weakness into a strength, and added more race victories.
TrainerRoad is all about helping athletes work towards goals, and for Justin Brayton those goals don’t even involve a bicycle. The fitness and training strategies he gets from TrainerRoad help Justin succeed as a professional Supercross racer, and lessons he’s learned might help you win your next bike race, too.
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.