Whether you’re training to win a world championship, training for your first race, or just riding for fun, a power meter can be the single best tool to increase your fitness and cycling performance. This guide will tell you all you need to know about power meters and why you need to ride with one.
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Stages Cycling launches a new behind-the-scenes data solution that validates & reinforces workouts outside of the studio doors.
It's no secret that when we find the perfect balance between work and rest, our fitness gains skyrocket. But it can be hard to trust the truth that the magic happens when we allow ourselves to rest and recover. We are told to work harder and go farther, but doing that all of the time only sets us up to fail, or get hurt. It's time to stop the glorification of workouts that almost kill people, and start training smarter.
From a few elite pro cyclists in the late ‘80s to indoor cycling studios all over the world, cycling with a power meter has become a standard both indoors and out. Here are the top reasons why teaching indoor cycling with a power meter can bring your classes and your members’ experiences to the next level!
The Redlands Bicycle Classis is the longest continuously running invitational stage race in the country. Known throughout the world as the race "Where Legends are Born," this race has hosted riders who have gone on to compete in the Olympics, Tour de France and other world championships. Read along as coach Grant Holicky recounts Blue-Stages Racing team’s great foray into the road racing racing scene at this legendary event.
Only sixty (30 men and 30 women) cyclists are selected to ride in the Life Time Grand Prix and Stages Cycling’s own Hannah Otto is one of them. We had the chance to catch up with Otto as she prepared to take on the first race in the series. She had a lot to say about how training with power has charted her career and spurred her on to the massive success she’s been having.
Hands up if you like to see how far you’ve ridden, or how many calories you’ve crushed after a hard indoor cycling class. Data is rewarding and motivating, and data-backed workouts can make even the toughest ride feel purposeful and fun!
GPS Cycling computers have been around for about 20 years, and have quickly become a cyclist’s best friend. But with so many options available, how do you know if you need a bike computer, and if so, which one might be right for you?