We recap the results of following AI Endurance’s cycling training plan that saw our FTP grow according to AI Endurance’s predictions, following the instructions on how to improve FTP.
We - Dominik and Markus of AI Endurance - have been training for Paris to Ancaster 2020 , a gravel grinder race that was supposed to happen on April 26th 2020 but was cancelled because of Covid-19.
Nevertheless, we stuck to AI Endurance’s 8 week cycling training plan and saw great improvements. If you missed earlier posts about our journey, you can find them here:
Dominik grew his FTP to 283 W in 8 weeks, slightly better than the prediction of 261 W, achieving a new PB with AI Endurance’s individualized training plan. His thoughts:
Markus grew his FTP to 299 W in 8 weeks, also slightly better than AI Endurance’s prediction of 293 W. His thoughts:
Check out Markus’ FTP test on Strava:
Also, see how his FTP improved over time compared to AI Endurance’s predictions:
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DFA alpha 1 is a heart rate variability (HRV) metric that allows tracking of the aerobic and anaerobic threshold. We explain the breakthrough potential of this new metric and how you can track your DFA alpha 1 thresholds with the AI Endurance app, Garmin and Zwift.
We compare polarized training, threshold training and AI optimized endurance training. AI optimized training yields the best results, followed by polarized training with threshold training in third. The results are inline with current exercise physiology research. If the training composition is not optimized to the individual athlete, substantially smaller gains are to be expected.
by Stefano Andriolo. We demonstrate a universal relationship between cycling power and DFA alpha 1 from every day workout data that allows accessible and regular tracking of aerobic and anaerobic thresholds without the need of an exercise lab or even a dedicated testing protocol.