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It is a well considered training programme which tests your capability and cycling fitness. Sessions are set according to these capabilities using power as the measure. Specific interval work outs using sound power based training methodologies are employed and programmed. Clients receive a report on their performance, and can see and track their own improvement providing complete accountability.

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Turbo Studio uses the Lab model of the Computrainer ergometer. These units leave the factory with extra attention paid to ensure good calibration. Provided the user sets up their equipment properly, undertakes a suitable warm up protocol and correctly performs a roll down calibration (the specifics of this process we have established and execute consistently for all Turbo Studio Power Sessions), then the units are reliable and accurate in both the setting of resistance levels during training and the recording of a rider’s power output.

By way of an example, following are two charts comparing the rider’s power output as recorded on Turbo Studio Computrainers with the power recorded by a professionally calibrated SRM power meter. Two units were chosen at random from the Turbo Studio’s selection and the rides were performed on different days. One session is an interval set and another is a simulated club ride with highly variable power output. Summary data is provided, along with a chart overlaying the power data obtained from the Computrainer and the SRM. Ride #1 Duration (h:mm:ss) Average Power Normalised Power Work done (mechanical) Computrainer Data 0:49:31 195 watts 211 watts 580 kJ SRM Data 0:49:33 195 watts 211 watts 580 kJ 2 Of note from the above two examples: ‐ There is excellent correlation between the power resistance setting and recorded by the Turbo Studio’s Computrainers and a calibrated SRM professional power meter. ‐ There is no discernable drift apart in power measurement by the Computrainer and SRM during the course of these training sessions. In other words, Turbo Studio’s Computrainers maintain their accuracy through the course of a training session, as well as provide consistent resistance control through the course of Turbo Studio’s Power Sessions.

For those familiar with the concept of Normalised Power, the other thing to note is that while the recorded average power of the sessions is very close, so is the Normalised Power – which also indicates that the variability in the resistance and power output is being well captured by the Computrainer. ‐ For the more experienced and astute user of power meters, one might actually expect the SRM data to be slightly higher than the Computrainer, by approximately 2‐3%, which is typically the power losses attributable to the drivetrain of modern bicycles (chain, chainrings, cogs, pulleys etc). Nevertheless, these data are well within the expected accuracy level of the SRM power meter and Computrainer, and most importantly, the lack of drift between each is significant and important. The close correlation with the SRM suggests this is a result of the factory’s calibration processes.

So, when set up and operated using Turbo Studio’s protocols, the power measurements and resistance settings for Turbo Studio’s ergometers are accurate, consistent and reliable and Turbo Studio clients can train with the confidence that their performance is being recorded accurately and the training is suitable for their individual development needs.

When out training, the most important thing from a fitness development point of view is the intensity of effort as, along with duration, this is what dictates the nature and speed of desirable physiological changes.

That's why as coaches we provide plans that prescribe training in terms of intensity (and duration of course). It might be a general level of intensity and/or include specific intensities during a part of a ride (e.g. intervals). To help us with that, we look for ways to provide guidance on how to get the intensity/effort at the intended level. There are many ways to measure or indicate intensity, e.g. O2 utilisation, speed, power, blood lactate levels, heart rate response, rating of perceived exertion.

When out training, the most important thing from a fitness development point of view is the intensity of effort as, along with duration, this is what dictates the nature and speed of desirable physiological changes. That's why as coaches we provide plans that prescribe training in terms of intensity (and duration of course). It might be a general level of intensity and/or include specific intensities during a part of a ride (e.g. intervals).

To help us with that, we look for ways to provide guidance on how to get the intensity/effort at the intended level. There are many ways to measure or indicate intensity, e.g. O2 utilisation, speed, power, blood lactate levels, heart rate response, rating of perceived exertion.

Some are direct (speed, power, O2 utilisation), some are response indicators (HR, blood lactate) and some subjective (perceived exertion). Some are highly variable depending on conditions (speed) and some are not all that practical outside of a laboratory setting (O2 utilisation, blood lactate levels).

Hence we are left with measures that are available to most of us when out riding a bike, i.e. RPE, HR & power.

The best is an objective and direct measure that is practical - and the only tool that fits that description is a power meter. It is, by far, the best tool for this purpose.

Power is also a direct measure of fitness (sustainable power over given durations). Coupled with RPE, it is a valuable guide to form.

Where power measurement is not available, then HR can be a useful guide, particularly for general aerobic level riding (which is the bulk of what endurance cyclists do). All that is needed is a reasonable understanding of the limitations of HR when used in this manner. Some of the limitations of HR include:

  • impact of cardiac drift
  • lag time with HR response
  • utility declines as intensity rises, especially at supra-threshold levels
  • utility declines when effort level is highly variable
  • subject to daily fluctuations due to many factors other than how hard one is pedaling
  • it is not a measure of fitness
  • However when you have power meter then, at best, HR is redundant. Knowledge is Power!

You will need to bring your own bike to the Power Sessions - bike position is important when taking part in a high intensity training session. We do provide adjustable hybrid bikes for anyone that needs this service and it's free of charge.

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