Why FTP isn’t always the best measure of your fitness, how to find the right type of base plan for you, why plyometrics may help cyclists get faster and more in Episode 273 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How to recognize and treat hyponatremia
  • Efficiently increase your aerobic capacity 
  • Why FTP isn’t always the best measure of fitness
  • Tips to choose if Sweet Spot Base or Traditional Base is best for you
  • How to use a B-Race to prep for your A-Race
  • How to add more volume to train for ultra-endurance events
  • Plyometrics for mountain bikers and cyclists
  • The best preparation for Single Track 6
  • How to train for and execute very long rides

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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.