Training with power used to be strictly for the professionals, but now with power meter and indoor trainers like the Wattbike becoming more affordable, amateur cyclists can now benefit from this elite training experience.
Read on to find out how training with power can enhance your performance, plus some hints and tips to get you started.
What is power?
Power (Watts) measures your output of effort over a set time period. When riding your bike out on the road, power translates into your ability to move mass (ie. yourself and your bike) over distance (ie. your Saturday club route).
If power is your ability to move mass over distance, then an increase in power will result in a better ability to move mass over distance. Simply put, this means more power equals more speed.