If I coach you or you have been reading this site regularly you know I am a coach that likes to train and race with power! I can remember a time not to long ago that if you mentioned the word power meter to a recreational cyclist they would respond “what is a power meter”. Then I would get asked the question “will a power meter make me faster?” This question was usually followed by “it costs how much?!” and “It better make me faster for that kind of money!”
Well power meters and analyzing power data had never been more approachable and affordable since SRM Training Systems introduced the first crank based power meter in 1986. SRM gave athletes the ability to measure power on the road, freeing them from lab ergometers and applying power measurement to real world conditions.
Ever since I started coaching one of the most frequent questions I get from new athletes is should I get a power meter, which one, how do I use one and when are they going to get cheaper?
I decided earlier this year that I was going to produce prerecorded clinics on various topics and would start with power!
I look forward to hearing from you the reader about the clinics and any suggestions you have for future clinics. Just leave a comment and I will reply.
Until next time
Train Smarter Not Harder