What’s the point of measuring power? How using a power meter can benefit your riding

BikeRadar’s digital writer, Jack Evans, talks to Tom Bell, an elite mountain biker, current UK national hill climb champion and cycling coach, about training with a power meter.


Tom, who runs High North Performance coaching, explains what power means for cyclists and why it matters. All kinds of riders can benefit from measuring power, according to Tom, from beginners to advanced, and road riders to mountain bikers.


Jack and Tom discuss ways to analyse your data, with both simple and advanced power metrics. Tom sets out how to use the findings to tailor your training to improve your performance. 


You can also listen to other podcasts with Tom on fitness testing and building a training plan: 

https://play.acast.com/s/bikeradarpodcast/ridestrongin2021-whyyoushoulddoafitnesstesttokickstartyourtraining

https://play.acast.com/s/bikeradarpodcast/ridestrongin2021-howtobuildatrainingplan


And you can listen to – or read – our buyer’s guide to power meters: https://play.acast.com/s/bikeradarpodcast/powermeters-abuyer-sguide

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/best-power-meters/


To learn more about critical power and power vs heart rate, read more on BikeRadar: https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/critical-power/

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/power-vs-heart-rate/


For more information on Tom and his coaching business, High North Performance, check out www.highnorth.co.uk or subscribe to Tom’s YouTube channel.




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