Ok, so you’ve decided to do an FTP test at home, here are some tips to try and help you maximise the results to provide usable and accurate data to train with ! Unsure what an FTP test is ? or why an accurate figure is important ? Read this Blog The FTP test is … Continue reading How to maximise your FTP test?
It is important to regularly test your fitness to monitor your improvements and also provide information about your strength & weaknesses so your training plan can be adapted. The follow tests are great to do at the start of any training plan and serve as a baseline for your training zones/pace. Swim The measurement used … Continue reading Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run
I’ve always wanted to be tested in a lab for VO2 and my lactate threshold to see how it compares to the figures that I currently use so when the opportunity came up of being tested by the students at Easton college I jumped at the chance! The test used was on an ergo trainer … Continue reading My VO2 test at Easton College
Power meters are a great training tool to help improve your cycling and achieve your goals however they can be complicated and daunting when you first get one and suddenly got all this data at your fingertips! After reading a number of books and experiencing it first hand then what I would suggest is that … Continue reading What to do when you first get a power meter?…..
Why use power in cycling? We all get to the point in our cycling career where the gains seem to get harder if not impossible to achieve. When we start cycling the more time we spend on the bike the better we get but unfortunately this does not last forever and eventually we need to … Continue reading Why use power in cycling?
Although it’s cold outside and you are probably thinking more of sitting in by the fire at the moment this is a great time to start your training for next year. Putting the miles in during the winter months will reap rewards come the start of the season and put you ahead of the competition. So … Continue reading Winter miles, summer smiles