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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


CONSCIOUS ABOUT WEIGHT??TRYING TO LOSE SOME EXTRA POUNDS???CYCLING WITH NO OUT PUT....WORRY NOT HERE'S THE SOLUTION TO YOUR DELIMA.."POWER METERS"... Power meters are an excellent aid to training and gauging effort levels. They can also be useful when racing time trials for helping to maintain a constant effort. Power meters are attached to the rear wheel and give an indication of your power depending on the gear you are in the cadence of the rider. Power meters can be revealing for indicating relative efforts. They show how unreliable speed and heart rate can be to your power expended. For example, riding into a headwind can lead to a much lower speed at the same heart rate. Many riders who have bought a power meter say they have been a powerful tool for improving their speed. In particular, they say that it focuses them to ride at a constant power and avoid coasting. By sticking to a target power output, you are able to increase the capacity for riding at progressively higher power outputs. One drawback of power meters is that they are expensive. Also it is not so easy to switch the power meter from wheel to wheel. If you have a power meter on a training wheel you will need to swap it over to a disc wheel for a time trial. However, riding with a power meter in a time trial is a great way of making you ride at a fixed effort level. This is the key to riding a time trial - riding at the highest sustainable power for the duration of a ride. It is often hard to measure how hard to ride going downhill or uphill into a headwind. Maintaining a constant power can lead to a huge variation in speed. SO NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO GAUGE YOUR EXERCISE TRY ONE POWER METERS... (courtesy:

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