Reading through the Dylan Johnson thread, I have seen AI training mentioned on several occasions. I think it’s a brilliant idea and I’d love to try it. If I’m not mistaken, I believe XERT already does this? Or something very similar. Full disclosure, I have tried XERT. I didn’t fully understand it and I don’t want to rubbish what might be a brilliant training platform.
I guess my question, or maybe provocation, is do you really see AI Training working for TR and maybe more importantly, the type of users TR currently attracts.
My honest answer. Not a chance.
Why? This forum alone is full of examples of why it won’t work. ‘WE’, the user(s), ultimately believe that we know better. Examples such as ‘The Ramp Test has given me the wrong FTP! I KNOW I can hold X watts for X amount of time. I did this only yesterday etc, etc…’ Then said user heads off to find another testing protocol that might give them a number they like the look of. What if the AI fixed that testing protocol? I’ve never done a 20 minute or Kolie Moore Test. I bet I’d suck! Could I, or anybody else, honestly set their next block of training to that number?
Other examples include just bumping your FTP by 5% because… because you completed Carparthian Peak +2 without your HR even coming close to where it should be for Threshold. Maybe you were on form that day. Congrats. What’s tomorrow or next week going to look like?
Would turbo trainers need to generalised? Smart Trainers only? All running the same software, auto updated.
If a computer algorithm was 100% in control of your training, could you get onboard with that? In this scenario, there is NO way to overrule the AI. You either follow the training, at the intensity it prescribes, or you find another platform.
Is this optimum training?