An important training tool, or just another gadget?
It seems everyone in cycling (and triathlon) is talking about power and there seems a need to add a whole new glossary of terms to your vocab; watts, FTP, power output per kg, power at threshold, and the list goes on. Given that the price of these new "must-have" gadgets range from approx $900 to $4000+, one should ask the questions; a) do I really need one and, b) once I have one (answered question a) I suppose) how do I use it effectively?
Choosing the best power meter option for your needs/budget is a discussion for another blog, so for now let's just look at two things,
Suppose you did your market research and confirmed from reading above, that you need a power meter and have now purchased one. Here are some things you MUST do:
Stay safe out there,
Train smart & race hard
Brian Bubba Cooke
Exercise Physiologist, coach & cycling tragic for 30 years. Love the freedom, reward and sense of achievement that one can only experience in our amazing sport.