Balance: An Introduction to Left/Right Power Data

By: Hunter Allen originally published November 2015 and expanded in the 3rd edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter. About three years ago we were introduced to power meters that separate left-leg and right-leg power from combined power. Since this ability to capture each leg’s contribution to total power is a relatively new […]

How to Build Your Cycling Endurance

Want to go long? We spoke to Hunter Allen about how to grow your engine. By: Michelle Arthurs-Brennan originally published for cyclingweekly.com February 12, 2019 The age old, traditional approach to cycling training involves riders building up a layer cake of intensity – starting with a large base of low intensity endurance sponge before perfecting the product […]

What plans should kick off my CX season?

Here’s how the PCG CX plans are designed: 10 weeks pre-season–to be done 10 weeks before the season’s first race. 8 weeks race season–to be done when the season starts, and planning to peak on the 8th week (Nats or your “A” Race). 18 weeks–the two above combined to save money. 12 weeks–basically 4 weeks BEFORE the season […]

USING THE TYPE-R FOR PROPER POSTURE AND POWER OUTPUT: HOW ONE RIDER’S PINCHED NERVE WAS EXACERBATED BY HIS PELVIC AND TORSO ANGLES.

The TYPE-R is a critical tool for cyclists that are trying to maximize their power output in every situation. If someone has an issue with their motion, it’s quite possible that it can be identified and changed using the TYPE-R. In this rider’s case, a simple change to maintain the correct Pelvic and Torso angle is all that was needed to prevent pinching of a nerve.

So you’re ready for your first FTP test?!?

So you’re ready for your first FTP test? Like every other field of expertise, power cycling has collected a string of acronyms—TSS, CTL, ATL, SST, IF, and of course FTP. Improving your FTP (functional threshold power) is one of the most important things you can do for your training–whether you’re Zwifting, gravel grinding, road racing, shredding MTB trails or touring the countryside.