Zone 4/5/6/7 Power Testing

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Zone 4/5/6/7 Power Testing

Training with power is only as good as the data you get out of it.  Without a handle on the amount of power you can produce right now, you can't possibly build a plan to improve upon it.

This training tool will ensure that you're familiar with your Zone 4/Functional Threshold Power, Zone 5/VO2 Max power and Zone 6/7 Anaerobic  power through a series of on-bike tests. Once completed, you'll have a set of benchmarks to work from and reference each time you retest.  You'll also get a power profiling evaluation and Sweetspot Training Zone calculation included.

In addition to the testing protocol, I've included a set of tools to help you further combat your weaknesses.  You'll get a power profiling evaluation and Sweetspot Training Zone calculation included in the data set once you plug everything in.

It's the perfect compliment to my modular training plans and the best way to start any training program!

*This file is an interactive Microsoft Excel file, so please have some spreadsheet application available to open it.

About the Author:

After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science/Pharmacology, I continued my education with a doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. As I progressed through my education, I was able to apply the concepts I learned in the lab to my own daily workouts and goals. At the time, I was following some of the principles of traditional coaching and getting mediocre results. Frustrated, I realized that if I could apply all my physiology, chemistry, nutrition and training knowledge, I could “build a better mousetrap” not just for my own training, but for other athletes. With this goal in mind, I started Tailwind Coaching, to help cyclists [with busy lives and limited training time] become stronger, faster, fitter and healthier. And while I may not be a ex-ProTour rider, an Olympic Coach or even a prolific race winner, I am something that most coaches are not: a regular guy just like you who has a job, a family and a desire to be a stronger cyclist.