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4 Ways To Improve Your FTP | Cycling Workouts To Raise Your Functional Threshold Power

4 Ways To Improve Your FTP | Cycling Workouts To Raise Your Functional Threshold Power

– Your functional threshold power has long been considered the cornerstone of the aerobic performance. Essentially this is the maximum amount of power that you can sustain when riding flat out for 60 minutes. – Yes it’s the single biggest factor governing how fast you can ride. And this is how you improve it. (upbeat […]

Cycling’s Hour Record: Can Ollie Beat Eddy Merckx?

Cycling’s Hour Record: Can Ollie Beat Eddy Merckx?

– Eddy Merckx, widely regarded as the greatest cyclist of all time. He won everything. His victories include sprints, time trials, summit finishes, an unequaled 11 grand tours, all five monuments, three World Championships, pretty much every major one day race and extensive victories on the track. I on the other hand, I once won […]

How To Boost Your Power On The Bike | GCN Pro Tips

How To Boost Your Power On The Bike | GCN Pro Tips

=- Now you might not want more power from going into politics or trying to run a multinational company, but I can’t imagine there’s a single one us that wouldn’t want more power when it’s in the context of bike riding. It is a word that gets banded around an awful lot though. So to […]

How Can I Find My Cycling Strengths & Weaknesses? | Ask GCN Anything

How Can I Find My Cycling Strengths & Weaknesses? | Ask GCN Anything

(thumping) – Welcome to this week’s Ask GCN Anything. And this week’s hot topics are, how to make a transition into racing, how to make time-efficient on your training, and how to improve your muscular endurance. – If you want to have your question featured on the show, use the hashtag #torqueback, but to be […]

How To Master Your Long Term Training Plan | Ask GCN Anything

– Welcome to Ask GCN, This week with an exciting new segment which you will see later on. First let’s crack on with some questions from you guys. First question is from A P, #torqueback, which is an important hashtag to include when sending us questions. Question is, is everyone with an FTP of six […]

5 Killer Cycling Workouts For 2018

5 Killer Cycling Workouts For 2018

– Do you wanna get fitter and faster in 2018? Thought so. Well here are five killer training sessions to help you do just that. (upbeat music) For each of these training sessions you want to get at least 10 minutes of a warmup in at the start, and at least five minutes cooling down […]

Should Your Cycling Fitness Change Over The Year? | Ask GCN Anything

Should Your Cycling Fitness Change Over The Year? | Ask GCN Anything

(dramatic sounds effects) – Welcome to GC anything. – Coming up this week we answer your questions on knee pain, training when under the weather and how to go about choosing an upgrade. – Oh, exciting stuff. But before we get straight into it, the next weeks show is our Christmas special. Now, for this […]

GCN’s Hour Record Challenge: Making Ollie Aero

(upbeat music) – Welcome to part two of my quest to take on the hour record and see if I can beat Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time. (upbeat music) A quick recap, the hour record is beautifully simple. It’s how far you can ride around a velodrome in one hour. It was […]

How Important Is FTP To A Professional Cyclist?

here at GCN we’ve got several videos about how to improve your ftp, your functional threshold power, which is the power that you can sustain around about an hour but just how important is ftp to cycling performance and could you be a professional road cyclist is without a very high functional threshold power at […]

Indoor Cycling Training – 20 Minute FTP Session With Surges

– Hello and welcome to a GCN indoor training session. This one is just 20 minutes long. But do not worry, it is still going to make us fitter and if it’s your kinda bag, it’s also gonna hurt. The focus is to boost that all-important threshold power, so the maximum power you can sustain […]