Zwift Academy 2019


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Workout overview

Duration: 54m

Stress points: 62

Zone distribution

Z1: 13m

Z2: 9m

Z3: 15m

Z4: 15m

Z5: 2m

Z6: -

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Having a strong threshold is crucial to cycling performance. Whether your goal is to ride as a professional cyclist or simply to get fitter, improving your threshold (FTP) will help you on your journey. Today we will work on 'pushing' your FTP up from below and 'pulling' from above. Alternating cadences in the first interval will spike your heart rate while the power remains stable.

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h

Stress points: 73

Zone distribution

Z1: 27m

Z2: 3m

Z3: 5m

Z4: 20m

Z5: 4m

Z6: 1m

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This is a race-simulation session, with intervals that are representative of a race, that also works on your threshold power. So not only will you get a taste of racing, but you will get a good training benefit too.

This is a tough session, so prepare yourself appropriately. Have two bottles on hand and maybe even a gel during the warm up.

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Workout overview

Duration: 58m 20s

Stress points: 44

Zone distribution

Z1: 27m

Z2: 21m

Z3: 6m

Z4: 1m

Z5: 3m

Z6: -

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To accurately assess the strengths of each Zwift Academy participant, some of the sessions are focused on allowing you to fill out your Power Duration curve. Today's session is all about producing your best 20 second power.

Prior to completing this maximal effort, the session includes a range of intervals that will allow you to get a feel for your target 20 second maximal power.

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h

Stress points: 73

Zone distribution

Z1: 44m

Z2: 3m

Z3: 5m

Z4: -

Z5: -

Z6: 8m

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Developing your anaerobic power doesn't always come from sprinting. Increasing your anaerobic power capacity can be done in a number of ways. This session explores some options. They all require maximum effort and maximum suffering!

On a smart trainer, this workout is best done with ERG mode off for the hard efforts. This enables you to give 100% without the trainer interfering. You can toggle ERG mode on and off throughout the workout via the options bar at bottom of your screen or within the workout screen of the Zwift Companion app.

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h

Stress points: 48

Zone distribution

Z1: 28m

Z2: 19m

Z3: 7m

Z4: 3m

Z5: 2m

Z6: -

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To accurately assess the strengths of each Zwift Academy participant, some of the sessions are focused on allowing you to fill out your Power Duration curve. Today's session is all about producing your best 1 minute power.

Prior to completing this maximal effort, the session includes a range of intervals that will allow you to get a feel for your target 1 minute maximal power.

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Workout overview

Duration: 59m

Stress points: 76

Zone distribution

Z1: 28m

Z2: 2m

Z3: 8m

Z4: 15m

Z5: 4m

Z6: 2m

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Racing at the top level can be unpredictable. Often the start of the race is the hardest part of the whole day. This workout will highlight the impact of a hard start on the body.

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Workout overview

Duration: 1h 0m 30s

Stress points: 75

Zone distribution

Z1: 26m

Z2: 11m

Z3: -

Z4: 4m

Z5: 19m

Z6: 1m

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Training to develop our VO2max requires high intensity intervals where the majority (but not all) of the power produced comes from aerobic energy pathways.

Athletes who excel in this area are generally able to climb and Time Trial well. On its own, VO2max interval training is an effective method to increase fitness. It also serves as a good indication of an athlete's potential.

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Workout overview

Duration: 56m 30s

Stress points: 49

Zone distribution

Z1: 32m

Z2: 2m

Z3: 17m

Z4: 4m

Z5: 1m

Z6: -

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To accurately assess the strengths of each Zwift Academy participant, some of the sessions are focused on allowing you to fill out your Power Duration curve. Today's session is all about producing your best 4 minute power.

Prior to completing this maximal effort, the session includes a range of intervals that will allow you to get a feel for your target 4 minute maximal power.

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