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Power Meters & Calories at Xmas

Power Meters & Calories at Xmas

Your Power Meter directly measures the energy through the bike, and can be transferred into Kilojoules KJ, these can be converted to Calories directly as the ratio is 1:1. However the body is not efficient; using only 25% of your calories, the rest is lost as heat...
Train hard with a Power Meter, to improve, not burn out

Train hard with a Power Meter, to improve, not burn out

In previous posts on Power Meters, we have got to grips with Normalised Power, basically, the power you could have maintained on a workout if conditions were perfect, and your Functional Threshold Power FTP, which is the marker where the body switches from ‘aerobic’...
What’s Watt?

What’s Watt?

Why do Power Meters measure power in Watts? Because they are unbiased, and they better help you to understand the power you are putting through the bike. Years ago at the Science Museum they had an experiment to explain Watts directly. They had hooked up a static bike...
Using a Power Meter for Smooth Pacing

Using a Power Meter for Smooth Pacing

Having established your Average power and Normalised power, you can now look at your Variability index. So as we have said, the Average power measures all the variants your ride produces throughout, including stopping for traffic lights, (or in race conditions,...
Cycling with Metrics

Cycling with Metrics

Here we are going to look at the Metrics you can gain from your Power Meter, so you can choose the key ones to analyze from your Power file after a workout or race. From these, you will be able to gauge how smooth you are and analyze your pacing accurately. If you...