WATTS/KILOGRAM -  8 WEEK CHALLENGE

 

Cycling is a sport that requires moving an object, you and your bike, over a certain distance. We can get faster one of 3 ways:

1)Decrease our body weight

2) Increase the power we can push on the bike

3) A combination of both

 

On the indoor trainers we tend to focus more on the power or watts produced, as we do not need to move ourselves for any specific distance. However, out on the road one’s body weight then can have a significant effect on how fast those watts produced can move ones body down the road.

 

What is W/Kg?

Watts, your average watts at your Threshold to be more specific, as determined by a Functional Threshold Test.

We will determine this number by completing a Functional Threshold Test. Your Functional Threshold Power is determined by completing a well paced ride for 20 minutes at your best effort. In theory, 95% of your 20 minute power average in watts, gives an estimated power that you should be able to maintain for a 60 minute all out well paced effort, which is the definition of Functional Threshold Power, FTP.

 

Kilograms, is simply your body weight in Kg. The watts per kg equation does improve with lower a kg but as a cyclist it has to be done in a slow monitored manner to ensure there is not a large negative effect on the ability to put out the same or similar amount of power.

 

 

What Is the challenge all about?

It provides a fun atmosphere and extra motivation to improve your cycling performance heading into spring. The challenge is an 8 week time frame where riders will train to increase their power as demonstrated by a 20 minute Ride for power and lower their body weight as measured in kg.

 

Riders have two options of commitment :

$50 - Riders will receive: SIGN UP NOW

  • In House Pre and Post FTP Bike Test and Analysis
  • Opportunity to attend : 

             * Lecture on Cycling and Nutrition

             * Lecture on Training with Power

  • Prizes: Most Improved Male , Most Improved Female

$100 - Riders will receive: SIGN UP NOW

  • Pre and Post FTP Bike Test and Analysis
  • 8 Week Training Plan on Training Peaks (3 rides per week)
  • Lecture on Cycling and Nutrition
  • Lecture on Training with Power
  • Prizes: Most Improved Male , Most Improved Female