Watt Progression around the threshold
Technique pills back in September! The MagneticDays Head Coach Simone Buracchi introduces another one fundamental cycling exercise of HTT Methodology of Training: WATT PROGRESSION AROUND THE THRESHOLD.
“Today’s workout concerns in No 4 watt progressions around the threshold – starting from 80% and reaching 105% – with the same ratio of 1 watt / 3 seconds for each progression. What is the difference? The method of execution is the key. In the watt progression No 1 (yellow circle) the cadence is chosen by the athlete. In the second, instead, cadence increases with the wattage according to the ideal rhythms (purple circle). The progression No3 (red circle), is performed on the basis of strength, i.e. always using a cadence of 10 RPM lower than the athlete’s ideal one. The last progression (blue circle) is performed in agility, at a higher cadence than the athlete’s ideal. The goal of these progressions is twofold: on the one hand they stimulate HR zones that are “sensitive” to the improvement of cardiac output, on the other hand, these progressions are used that enhance strength and oxygen consumption.”