Cycling Fitness Test
A Test Which Brings Critical Power To The Masses
We like to state the facts... a power meter is just another bike gadget without the knowledge to interpret the data it gives you. Investing in a power meter is the easy part but what next? How can you maximise the use of your new purchase? Sifting through Google for answers doesn't cut it. There are countless interpretations of how to use a power meter properly, but the answer is a simple one. Testing first, training later. The Crimson Performance power test will quantify the metrics your power meter produces. It's the starting point with any power meter purchase.
The Crimson Performance power test is simple-to-follow and easy-to-perform. The test can be performed at home on a turbo trainer or out on the open road. After subscribing it's access all areas. Your member dashboard is packed with useful information and innovative tools to maximise the use of your power meter. Knowledge is power, it’s time to train smart with Crimson Performance.
What do you get from the test?
The testing can quantify your maximum aerobic power, your sprinting ability and your anaerobic capabilities in as little as one training session.
Is this an FTP test?
No. An FTP test is simply performing a 20 min maximal effort, which predicts what is thought to be your average power output for 60 mins as well as providing rough training zones. This, to our knowledge, is not evidence-based nor does it give detailed information about your physiological capabilities (for example, your sprinting ability or your anaerobic capabilities).
Why is testing so important?
We believe that performing a power profile test is a pre-requisite after any power meter purchase. To quantify the metrics a power meter produces, you firstly need to gain an understanding around your current physical conditioning. The Crimson Performance test does exactly that. It provides you with performance benchmarks after each test you do. Allowing you to maximise your training time, as well as, adapting your approach to training to get results fast.
OK – so I have done the test. Now what?
You can either train using the zones and power targets provided, or you can just test whenever you like to see how your results differ with or without training. With each test you perform, your understanding of your physical capabilities should improve. Identifying your strengths and weaknesses can be a catalyst to re-program your approach to training and racing. We provide a detailed breakdown of the performance report, which provides you with the knowledge to interpret future test results.
Why not upgrade your account to an annual subscription and receive access to our new automated training programme? The programme builder pre-selects your most recent power profile data, providing you with accurate training zones and power targets for each session.
For just £4.99 you can access our innovative power profiling software. Interested? Try it out for a month!
Check out the video below to see the features of our member dashboard.