As an athlete, you put in countless hours of hard work. But are you sure you’re getting the most out of it? Different individuals respond to training at different rates, and unforeseen life events can cause training interruptions. In the past, it’s been up to you to adjust your training. Now with Adaptive Training, you’re an individual, and your training plan is too.
Problems Every Athlete Faces
The key to getting faster is consistently completing workouts that are challenging enough to grow your fitness. At face value, that sounds simple enough, but it’s a bit more challenging in practice because both your physiology and life schedule are unique to you. With a simple, off-the-shelf training plan, you must constantly analyze, adjust, and rearrange your training to achieve your full potential. But let’s face it, sometimes life gets in the way, and you might not have the time or desire to make those adjustments. With years of experience, data, and valuable feedback from athletes, we’ve identified two major areas of concern.
Stock Training Plans and Your Performance
Your physiology, strengths, and limiters are unique. How you respond to training, then recover is different from other cyclists. In more technical terms, you have an individual training ramp rate. Stock training plans are based on a bell curve of cyclists, and you are not average.
In practice, this means that off-the-shelf training plans won’t maximize your strengths or target your limiters in an optimal way. So in response, athletes spend time analyzing their training performance, then adjusting training calendars to find the workouts that best match their current fitness.
Stock Training Plans and Your Schedule
In addition to finding a training plan that matches your performance goals, you need one that coordinates with a busy schedule. Some of the most frequent questions we receive deal with rescheduling workouts and adjusting training calendars in response to everything life throws at us on a daily basis. What should you do if you miss a workout or go on a vacation during your plan? What if you have more or less time to train on a given day? With a stock training plan, it’s up to you to figure out the best option.
Why You Need A Plan That Adapts
With the challenges of stock plans, you need a training plan that responds to fitness breakthroughs, real-life scheduling surprises, and your constantly changing abilities, so you get the right workout, every time. The solution is a training plan that adapts to you.
Adaptive Training is the game-changing answer for cyclists. Instead of spending time analyzing your performance and figuring out how to schedule workouts, Adaptive Training does all of this and more. With the flexibility of a coach, the power of an unprecedented data set, and the value and track record of TrainerRoad, Adaptive Training is the next evolution of cycling training.
Every day, Adaptive Training responds to fitness breakthroughs, real-life scheduling surprises, and your constantly changing abilities, so you always get the right workout for you and your goals. Whoever you are and however you ride, Adaptive Training makes you faster and fitter by treating you as an individual.
In fact, our data shows that Adaptive Training is helping cyclists get the right workout, every time. During our beta testing, athletes who used Adaptive Training have seen a 50.45% decrease in failed workouts compared year over year. When a workout is adapted, it has a 38% lower failure rate than non-adapted workouts.
Athletes are much more likely to successfully complete workouts with Adaptive Training. As a result, athletes using Adaptive Training were 20% more likely to increase their power-to-weight ratio.
How Does Adaptive Training Work?
Each time you complete a workout, Adaptive Training analyzes your performance. It then recommends specific adjustments to your training in response. For example, if you struggle with a VO2 max workout, the subsequent VO2 max workout in your Adaptive Training plan may be switched with a slightly easier workout than it would have been otherwise. On the other hand, if you successfully complete a given VO2 max workout, the next workout in that progression will be slightly more difficult than normal to account for your improvement.
Additionally, Adaptive Training responds to interruptions in your schedule. When you miss a workout, your training plan automatically adjusts to keep you on track towards your goals. And if you plan some time away from the bike, Adaptive Training will ease you back in, so you won’t be overwhelmed. If you’ve ever been unsure of how to adjust your training after taking a break, Adaptive Training is the answer.
6 Ways Adaptive Training Is a Better Solution
1. Individualized Training
It customizes your training every day to match your abilities, needs, and goals. Your plan is unique to you and allows you to train each energy system and ability at its own rate while maintaining the progression of a training plan.
2. Automatic Rescheduling
Real life is complicated. No matter how committed you are, your training plan will inevitably be affected by stress, scheduling issues, or anything else life can throw at you. Now your plan adjusts in real-time.
3. No Arduous or Complicated Testing Required
FTP testing is powerful and insightful, but sometimes you might have an off day or feel a test doesn’t capture your ability. Adaptive Training ensures you stay on track even if you have a bad test.
4. Easily Understand Your Changing Fitness
Understand your fitness and how it’s changing with Progression Levels to gain insight into which zones are challenging for you and which ones you excel at.
5. Get the Right Workout for the Time You Have
Easily change to a different workout with the appropriate difficulty any time you want with Workout Alternates.
6. Structured Training Without the Need for A Plan
Train on your terms without a plan with intelligently recommended workouts with TrainNow.