training with watts, a real advantage?

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  1. Hypnospin

    Hypnospin New Member

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    I am wondering, is training with a power meter a huge advantage over a hrm, or, for that matter, just over developing and stickin' to a good 'ol practical training routine?

    this for the purpose advancing from being mid pack fodder to a becoming factor at the front in masters rrs, crits and tts.

    what questions would you ask of someone who is considering this that would help zero in on the pros and cons?

    your thoughts and questions please.
     
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  2. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    You may want to repost this in the Power Training forum, which covers these types of issues.

    I find training with power a huge advantage -- makes training more specific and more efficient. as to whether it will improve you - it's a difficult question. If you don't understand the data or know what to do with it, it may just end up as an expensive toy? Obviously (!), i believe the best options is coaching, and coaching with a power meter to increase your performance.

    ric
     
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