1 – Sweet Spot Training This is the zone just below threshold, if you’re new to cycling then try blocks of 10 minutes. Sweet spot is a great way of building your fitness. 20 mins warm up @ Zone2, 10 – 20mins @ sweetspot, 20 mins Zone2, 10 – 20 mins sweet spot then 20 … Continue reading 5 simple turbo sessions
What is a turbo trainer? Basically this is a device that allows you to attach your bike and ride indoors simulating riding on the road. The benefit of this is that its like riding on a very slight incline so there is no rest period hence why using a turbo is a great time saving … Continue reading Why use a turbo trainer and which to buy?
If you’ve been into cycling for some time then I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about the term FTP but what does it mean? Functional Threshold Power, is one of the key training terms in cycling and is effectively the maximum power you can sustain for an hour. As a result, FTP is seen as a crucial figure in … Continue reading What is FTP and how to increase it?
To anybody new to cycling you would think you just jump on and turn the pedals round but if you want to become faster and more efficient then mastering the pedalling technique will give you the edge. Phases of the pedal stroke The pedal stroke can basically be broken done into four zones although the … Continue reading Pedalling technique
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?