Advanced Cycling Training: How To Get More From Your Training - Looking Beyond FTP
Published on November 3rd 2018
A while ago we released a video questioning whether functional threshold power (FTP) really mattered - the unfortunate answer was yes. But, is basing your training purely on FTP the best in terms of creating true performance gains? We investigate in this video... In association with The Sufferfest (https://gcn.eu/the-sufferfest) Shop GCN Winter Kit: http://gcn.eu/Wa Pre-Order Your Casual Winter Jackets Now! http://gcn.eu/W9 Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/W8 Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FB In this video, we’ll explain why FTP isn't everything, and shed some light on how to fine-tune your training, and we’ll do so by using Sufferfest’s 4DP training app as an example. There’s been a rise in recent years in online training plans, most of whom haven’t taken it into consideration. Some have thought of this, however, and one of which is The Sufferfest. They got in touch because they launched their 4DP training app last year. You follow a training plan that is based on a four-dimensional power profile, gauged from a one-hour long test. The 4DP test is done on an indoor trainer. We’re using the Wahoo Kickr, but you don’t need such an advanced bit of kit, but you will need something to record your power output of course. The test comprises 5 individual efforts, of different durations. After a quick warm-up, we have two 5 sec all out sprints. Then a bit of recovery, before a 5 min effort, to gauge our maximal aerobic power. Then, with legs feeling a little ropey, it’s a 20-minute all-out effort to gauge FTP, before a final sting in the tail, a one minute max. And yes, we put both Si and Chris through this gruelling test, watch the full video to see their exact results. 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gcn.eu/W7 Watch more on GCN... 7 Types Of Rider 📹 http://gcn.eu/7TypesOfCyclist Music: Epidemic Sound Suffer City - Lost And Blind (Instrumental Version) Tigerblood Jewel - Razor Sharp Friends With animals - Rotations Anders Bothén - Wasted Education 2 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Wiggle: http://gcn.eu/wiggle Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!