Posts filled under:Performance Testing

Smart Cycling Strategies: Lose Weight Or Increase Power? P.2

In Part 1 of this ‘Sportive Preparation’ blog, I reviewed the results from a recent performance test. In Part 2 we’re going to explore two scenarios that may improve my climbing performance. Scenario 1 predicts performance based on reducing my weight by […]

Smart Cycling Strategies: Lose Weight Or Increase Power? P.1

hat will make me faster: losing 5% of my body mass, or gaining 5% in sustainable power? On the 25th June last year my colleague, Morgan Lloyd, and I carried out a 20 minute power test at Performancepro. The plan […]

Training Tips For Time Poor Cyclists: Part 1

Trying to squeeze cycling into a packed schedule leaves many of us feeling ‘time-poor’. It’s a great source of frustration for many road cyclists as we attempt to make time for the long, relatively low-intensity rides that we believe are […]

Behind The Scenes Of An Alpine Performance Testing Camp

I recently spent a couple of days in the Alps for a weekend of structured riding. Working with High Performance coach Garth Fox, we carried out a series of field-based performance tests to generate data, which we subsequently used in a […]

Complete Guide To Calculating Your Cycling Power Zones

Before using the CyclingPowerLab supplied power zone calculator, you’ll first need to determine your FTP (Functional Threshold Power). There are multiple methods to determine FTP, both direct and derived. For the direct method, ideally, the rider would complete a maximal […]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Power Meter

Lining up to one of the first races of the season I was fresh, enthusiastic and ready to put my winter training to the test. Just before we entered a technical section through a small town, about 30km into the […]

DIY: Cycling Performance Testing

Power measurement systems and testing have become more easily accessible to enthusiast cyclists and triathletes. Through the lens of a recent lab-based FTP test and my first time-trial event in 9 years, I’m going to explore some of the pros […]

Behind The Scenes Of A 20 Minute FTP Test

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics, but there’s no hiding from the fact that numbers tell important stories. See the plot line unfolding on the Wattbikes at Performancepro’s Great Titchfield Street facility, during my first FTP test for 8 […]