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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:20 pm

Jeez PT's are turning up everywhere :D ...we will have to start the 2010 power to weight at ftp post :D
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby USM TOM » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:21 pm

sure will :)
cant wait until i get so i can see how little power i put out
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:27 pm

I can make a good amount of power..but my power to weight isn't great...about 3.6w per kilo at ftp.I hope to be over 4w per kg by next year and 4.3w per kg by March...but I would be suprised if I ever hit 4.5..but one can dream :oops: .I just suck at losing weight!!!.
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby USM TOM » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:29 pm

well im a featherweight at 62kg so all i need is some power
so how do i work out mt FTP??

i suppose i will need to know that before i get a plan made up
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:38 am

USM TOM wrote:well im a featherweight at 62kg so all i need is some power
so how do i work out mt FTP??

Go ride a TT for about an hour.

But there are other ways to estimate:
http://alex-cycle.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... -sins.html


USM TOM wrote:i suppose i will need to know that before i get a plan made up

That depends on who's plan you get.
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby USM TOM » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:10 am

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
USM TOM wrote:well im a featherweight at 62kg so all i need is some power
so how do i work out mt FTP??

Go ride a TT for about an hour.

But there are other ways to estimate:
http://alex-cycle.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... -sins.html


USM TOM wrote:i suppose i will need to know that before i get a plan made up

That depends on who's plan you get.


will be one of your plans :)

is it best to do the FTP test on a trainer??
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby twizzle » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:52 am

Knock on the door this morning - it's my wheel! And the comp now has the cutout hub with CF inserts! Dead sexy.

Shame I've just been back to the doctor and my throat/one middle ear has spread to the other ear and I now have swollen glands. Two antibiotics at the same time...
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:19 pm

USM TOM wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
USM TOM wrote:well im a featherweight at 62kg so all i need is some power
so how do i work out mt FTP??

Go ride a TT for about an hour.

But there are other ways to estimate:
http://alex-cycle.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... -sins.html


USM TOM wrote:i suppose i will need to know that before i get a plan made up

That depends on who's plan you get.


will be one of your plans :)

is it best to do the FTP test on a trainer??


Depends on which way you want to test it...?.I couldn't do an hour test on a trainer (some could) and I would struggle with a 20 min...but I will do a MAP test today on my TACX trainer...Ant does MAP tests on the road but I couldn't hold my power steady enough to do that.
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:21 pm

twizzle wrote:Knock on the door this morning - it's my wheel! And the comp now has the cutout hub with CF inserts! Dead sexy.

Shame I've just been back to the doctor and my throat/one middle ear has spread to the other ear and I now have swollen glands. Two antibiotics at the same time...



Ear infections are the worst..I need 10 day on AB's to get rid of them...no FTP testing for a few weeks for you :cry: .
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:03 pm

USM TOM wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
USM TOM wrote:well im a featherweight at 62kg so all i need is some power
so how do i work out mt FTP??

Go ride a TT for about an hour.

But there are other ways to estimate:
http://alex-cycle.blogspot.com/2008/05/ ... -sins.html


USM TOM wrote:i suppose i will need to know that before i get a plan made up

That depends on who's plan you get.


will be one of your plans :)

is it best to do the FTP test on a trainer??

If you didn't read my link above, you should. Also this one about the pitfalls or common mistakes made when testing/estimating FTP:
http://alex-cycle.blogspot.com/2009/07/ ... ftp-2.html

The venue chosen depends somewhat on the test methodology and the quality of an indoor set up if considering that.
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Re: How do I use training tools?

Postby USM TOM » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:21 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:If you didn't read my link above, you should. Also this one about the pitfalls or common mistakes made when testing/estimating FTP:
http://alex-cycle.blogspot.com/2009/07/ ... ftp-2.html

The venue chosen depends somewhat on the test methodology and the quality of an indoor set up if considering that.


i had to go to work so i didnt get a chance to read it this morning
will have a read through it now :)
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