Check out my Q&A videos with sponsor Favero Electronics as I answer athlete questions on various aspects of training.
Polarized Vs. Sweet Spot for Time-Crunched Cyclists, Base Miles, Ramp Test Vs. 20-Minute Test, and More
Qs: What is more effective for a time-crunched cyclist with 4–6 hours a week—polarized or sweet spot? / Is a pedal-based power meter better than a crank-based power meter? / Is the ramp test better than the 20-minute FTP test? / Are base miles still as important as we once thought, or can intervals cover base too?
Heart Rate Vs. Power, Can Intervals Replace Base Miles, L/R Leg Discrepancy, and More
Qs: If your L/R balance is not 50/50 when pedaling, what can you do about it? / How has thinking on base miles evolved? Can high-intensity intervals accomplish the same thing in terms of fitness? / For indoor training sessions, is it better to use ASSIOMA pedals or the indoor trainer as the power source? / Over long distances, is it better to rely on power or heart rate?
How to Train to Lose Weight, Best Way to Improve FTP, and More
Qs: What data would you suggest to display on your head unit when riding with ASSIOMA pedals? / How do you train to lose weight? / What’s the best way to improve your FTP?
Intervals for Triathlon, Heart Rate Zones Vs. Power Zones, and More
Qs: Do you need short interval or sprint training in Ironman triathlon? / What power do we need to consider while training—Normalized Power or average power? / How closely should heart rate training zones overlap with power training zones?
Power Meter Accuracy, FTP Vs. Short Efforts, Hill Repeats, and More
Qs: Is there a big difference in accuracy between power meters? / Is your FTP the most important measure, or is it the ability to do short efforts? / What’s the best hill workout session? / How can you correct a left/right leg imbalance?
Oval Chainrings and Performance, Best FTP Test, 5 Watts/kg on 5 Hours a Week, and More
Qs: Do oval chainrings improve performance? / How many hours a week do I need to train to get to 5 Watts per kilogram? / If I have two bikes, do I run UNOs on both or use existing Stages power meter on one and DUOs on the other? / What’s your opinion on the ramp test vs. 8-minute test vs. 20-minute test vs. 60 minute-test?
Best Way to Recover from Training, Overtraining, Training as You Get Older, and More
Qs: What’s the most efficient way to recover from a hard ride? / How do you know if you’re overtrained? / When will the ASSIOMA SPD SL version be available? / How should I train after reaching 60 years of age?
Getting Faster on 5 Hours a Week, Losing Weight Vs. Increasing Power, and More
Qs: Without much structured training, can I get faster on 5 hours of structured training a week? / Should I concentrate on lowering my body weight or upping my FTP? / What are the best 3–4 data fields to display on my bike computer?