How to train with a power meter

How to train with a power meter
(Image credit: Colin Levitch)

The question of 'how to train with a power meter' is one that many cyclists looking to take their performance seriously will have asked at a point in time. You don't need to be pushing Chris Froome's wattage to benefit from training with power, done correctly, anyone and everyone can benefit from the increased accuracy, consistency and time efficiency that a power meter will add to your training.  

Typically, cycling power meters use strain gauges to measure the torque applied to the pedals, which when combined with angular velocity, can be used to calculate a rider's power in watts. This is often measured multiple times per each revolution of the pedals and can then be used by riders and coaches to measure a physical capability and train accordingly. 

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