Training with a Power Meter

Training with a Power Meter

The Ultimate Cycling Performance Guide

The cycling power meter is an incredible tool. These devices were once only reserved for professional cyclists and sports training labs filled with specialists. Since hitting the market almost two decades ago, the use of power meters has sky rocketed. Now power data is readily available, and it’s up to the athlete to learn how to harness those numbers for good.

Take Your Training to the Next Level

The best way to sharpen your skills as a data driven cyclist, and as a rider overall, is to stay educated. That’s why we’ve partnered up with some of the most knowledgeable coaches and experts in the field to create this Ultimate Performance Guide.

Cyclist riding on a road bike
Part 1: What is a Bike Power Meter?

Learn about the basics of power, the efficiency of power meters and some of the problems solved by training with power.

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Part 2: How to Get Started with a Power Meter

by Coach Hunter Allen, founder of Peaks Coaching Group
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Using a power meter for the first time can be overwhelming. You're excited to use your new tool, but now what? We'll show you how to begin using it effectively.

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Measuring power data
Part 3: Measuring and Training with Power Data

Go step by step through power definitions and explanations that will give you the edge in making your power meter work for you.

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Part 4: Setting Goals with a Power Meter

by Coach Hunter Allen, founder of Peaks Coaching Group
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A power meter can be used for setting goals at all levels of training. Get started in using your new tool to set goals for interval sessions and for your overall training load.

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Part 5: Metabolic Efficiency Training

by Dietitian Bob Seebohar of eNRG Performance
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Become more efficient with your cycling mechanics. From a nutrition perspective, that means being able to use more of your fat stores and better preserve carbohydrate stores.

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Part 6: Cycling and Hydration

by Sports Physiologist Allen Lim of Skratch Labs
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When we sweat, we begin to lose our body's water quickly. This means we need to drink when we exercise to replace lost fluids. But, sweat isn’t just water.

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Pedaling on a road bike
Part 7: Pedaling Symmetry

by Coach Hunter Allen, founder of Peaks Coaching Group
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There are new pedaling analytics in town: GPR, GPA, power phase and torque effectiveness. Take a closer look at these data points and what they mean.

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Part 8: Pulling Back from Training

by Elite Triathlon Coach Matt Dixon of purplepatch Fitness
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Training typically rewards commitment and suffering. However, a mindset of finishing what you planned may not always be the best approach.

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