Power-to-weight ratios are a helpful indicator of performance potential, but they can wreak havoc on athlete’s expectations and mental state. Join us for a deep dive into why W/kg may not perfectly represent your potential, as well as discussions on the point of Specialty Phase training and how to use it, how to pace hilly ultra-endurance events and more!
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Topics Covered in This Episode
Are hard, late-ride efforts bad?
Maintaining traction on steep and loose climbs
The best cycling kit options to own
Why the Specialty Phase of training is important and how to use it
What w/kg do you need to be competitive
How to beat riders with a higher w/kg than you
Pacing Ultra-Endurance events with lots of climbing
Yes that’s why I have been arguing that us amateurs should look at lean weight which correlates with height squared. Really that’s what BMI does too, m/h^2 = 18.5kg/m^2 is the minimum required lean mass for healthy living, ie your skeleton, organs, visceral fat and minimal subcutaneous fat and muscle the rest is excess. If you have a BMI of 25, 18.5 kg/m^2 is that minimally required and 6.5 kg/m^2 is excess muscle and subcutaneous and viceral fat. So divide raw FTP not by mass to compare yourself but by h^2 (or multiply BMI with you W/kg) to compare your FTP for your body size with others
@IvyAudrain Hi Ivy, re workout adding already assigned workout to calendar.
Scotty workout added to my wife’s TR calendar after she had done her commute. I assigned it as an outside ride and then when we viewed calendar it had added the workout that was already in her calendar for that day. We tried again and it did the same thing.
She isn’t on the forum to post.