The above chart shows the
"before and after" wattage profiles of the same cyclist taking a
threshold test as part of their Pre-Competition Training Plan. The
scale is deliberately left off; we don't want to give too much of our
client's information away.
The lower line is the power
output of a threshold test taken during a recovery week in the last week
of November. The upper line shows the same test taken in the first
week of January. This test shows a 17% improvement in
threshold power, the cyclist also had a
reduced heart rate for the duration of the test. Others clients,
using the two-month long Pre-Competition Plan, who have taken the tests
have shown an improvement of between 14% and 19%. This test shows an
improvement from well under 250w to substantially over. In fact the
average of the second test is greater than the peak power of the first!!
How much have you improved in
the last two months?