It was a calm Saturday morning. The air was clear and the weather although slightly grey would mean perfect conditions for a Time Trial (TT). And for Coach Ant (who today seems to be enjoying writing in the third person)… It meant an attempt at reducing his 10 mile TT personal best (which stood at 21:40). His drive to the P881r (the confusing course number these events are given) near Liphook was straight forward. 50 minutes
We get a whole host of cycling related questions which is amazing – it’s great to know that you want to know more about how you can improve. But one of the most popular question surrounds Power Meters and more specifically how they can be used to great effect (and why we use them as our main way of measuring intensity in our studio). So let us begin… What exactly is a power meter?
Everybody has a cycling weakness, even the great Chris Froome! If you’re reading this and think that you don’t, then the likelihood is that you’re lying to yourself. Being honest with yourself or even better, having somebody else critique your abilities, opens you up to becoming a much stronger cyclist because you can correctly identify your weakness. Once you know and understand that weakness, you can put a plan in place to combat it.
So, you might be tempted to come along and give one of our free cycling FTP (Functional Threshold Power) sessions a try. Awesome! The honestly aren’t as bad as they sound. But me saying that isn’t going to change the worry and anxiety you’ll feel. We know, as we have dealt with many riders in the same situation. Its that thought process of: “What if I am not a good
Why not just hit the old exercise bike at the gym or at home? One of the things that sets this studio apart from anywhere else is the coaching input. We’ve designed the sessions based on experience and knowing what helps riders improve. Not only this, but the kit we’ve selected (the Wahoo KICKR) will not let the rider (you) do anything but the resistance selected based on your test results. As a comparison: Lets