CPS In-Motion has published a discrete selection of power-based plans on the common Training Peaks format. These offer an effective and convenient semi-tailored ‘off-the-shelf’ programmes to improve lactate threshold power for individuals of different abilities. Online plans offer a great alternative for individuals who are time restricted or prefer not to rely on a responsive programme support, and are motivated by self-coaching.
3-9 month plans are designed to suit cyclists from beginner to advanced, preparing for competitive events heavily reliant on power-to-weight, endurance and recovery. Lactate Threshold is understood to be the most important performance factor in most types of long-distance endurance cycling, which is predictive of individual success. Shorter plans exclude concurrent strength conditioning in the gym.
From Triathlon to Granfondos and Sportives to E/1/2/3 road races, improving lactate threshold and expanding your aerobic capacity is key to peak performance.
All plans require the use of a power-meter, some in conjunction with heart rate monitoring so you may assess aerobic decoupling (heart rate drift from constant power) during critical interval sessions and steady-state efforts. All plans have been recently updated with annotated session description, rationale, race strategy, pacing and nutrition advice.
Plans are also categorised into initial baseline ability based on power, and users should recruit the services of a knowledgeable exercise practitioner or sports scientist to determine accurate and reproducible lactate threshold power numbers, and be prepared to attend a follow-up when scheduled. Alternatively you may use the BSX insight to establish your lactate threshold power throughout the plan, and update your training zones. Please contact CPS In-Motion (email@example.com) for a 20% discount voucher off the price of all BSX devices. A full blood lactate profile or BSX oxygen saturation determination is far more accurate than the crude method of FTP estimation, read why.
Users should expect a relative improvement in baseline lactate threshold power (heart rate can change either direction) if full compliance is met, and is dependent on diet, stress levels and quality of recovery/ sleep.