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Send Full Plans to Garmin. Also, our New Week Selector

Send Plan to Garmin You can now send an entire plan directly to your Garmin Calendar.   Specify WeeksYou can also select specific weeks to send to either Garmin or TrainingPeaks.  This means you can find a plan that you only like a part of it, and just follow 4 of 16 weeks for example.   It’s

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Training
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W’Bal says easy, I say it’s impossible

No one can do 60-minutes at FTP Theoretically they can, but in reality they can’t or won’t.  W’Bal shows that it is “easy.”  That is because W’Bal is not about easy or hard.   It only look at what is above FTP (anaerobic) and sees if it it is possible.  Don’t look use W’Bal for anything

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Training
Alex

W’ Is Not… (With good over-under examples)

W’ does not tell you how hard a workout is.  A 20-minute workout close to FTP is very hard, or very, very hard.  W’ won’t tell you anything.  Even though over-unders like these below have an anaerobic component, they are primarily aerobic.  W’ can not predict the difficulty in these.  It’s probably obvious, but we

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Why FTP based training is half wrong

Sorry but they sold you some bad gas It’s not all bad, workouts designed around FTP are great for aerobic training. They are just poorly optimized for anaerobic workouts.  It’s funny for me to say that since we have a website with 5000+ FTP based workouts. Many or most of these workouts have at least one

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Alex

FTP measures Aerobic, what about Anaerobic?

Part ONE of three – Part #2 “Determine your W’ – Part #3 ‘Designing the perfect interval workout using W’Bal” Need some extra power? In cycling, aerobic power, measured by FTP, is not optional, it’s what gets you in the game.  But if you want to excel in MTB, cyclo-cross, or find yourself periodically get

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Designing the Perfect Interval Workout Using W’Bal

Part THREE of three – Part #1   What is W’?– Part #2  How to calculate your W’ ? Progressive Overload As most of you likely know, one of the key fundamentals of exercise is progressive overload.  This means if you want to get stronger you need to go to failure or at least close to failure

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How to determine your W’

Part TWO of three – Part #1  What is W’ ?– Part #3 Finding and Designing the perfect interval workout using W’Bal Finding your W’ starts with your best efforts There are many ways to find your W’.  GoldenCheetah software is complex but powerful and free. Just import your last 90-days and go to the

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Features
Alex

Free Ride and Open-Ended Intervals (Garmin/Zwift)

Garmin Open Ended Intervals Open-ended intervals means it will just keep going until you hit the lap button on your Garmin unit.  If you add fr or free-ride to the interval type in our editor you will get Open-Ended workouts on your Garmin device.  You must still include an amount of time for this.  Generally

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Connected Platforms
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Garmin – Send to Calendar

For Free Accounts You can still send directly to Garmin Connect for free.  Everything still works the same as it did.  You just have one extra button click.  Send to Garmin Library allows you to go to Garmin Connect and push your workouts to your device.  We have always sent Garmin 3s (3 second power

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Alex

Our new Membership Plan

A Word from Alex. I love free stuff.  I like high-value stuff even more.  The value in TrainerDay is all the ERGdb workouts you have provided.  The TrainerDay site is just enabling everyone to share.  I don’t want to change the idea of sharing for free but we do need money to continue to develop

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How to use TrainerDay Plans

It’s all about SHARING. We have designed TrainerDay software to make creating and sharing cycling training plans simple.  You will probably want to use other apps/software or even on paper to manage your plans.  Here is a simple article on how-to search and use our plans.  Software for using our plans TrainingPeaks (TP)Here is a

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Alex

Find and Use Our Cycling Training Plans

Sharing Plans not managing them We are 100% focused on building the best or only platform for sharing training plans. TrainerDay is not providing calendar or scheduling.  We want to make it easy to integrate with your favorite calendars.  We are starting with a focus on TrainingPeaks and Google Calendar.  We have export to CSV

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Alex

Creating Cycling Training Plans

The fastest Training Plan Creator – VIDEO PART #1 This  is the beginning of Open Source Training Plans.  We have a lot of features planned.  Watch the video below to see the full feature list.  Our features are related to sharing plans not so much about personal workout scheduling. For creating schedules we suggest using

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News
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ERGdb is Growing Up – Welcome TrainerDay

ERGdb’s new “Parent” is TrainerDay For the many people we have talked to, don’t worry, it’s still the same Alex and team.  We just have a shinny new name. We still love what ERGdb stands for.  Open Source sharing of something we all care about so much.  The daily grind 🙂 ERG makes sense as

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Features
Alex

Intervals in the Sets & Reps Editor

This is a hard workout, at least for me it would be.  It’s also a very long list of intervals.  Compare below: On the right is our standard editor and on the left is the new one.  Hello sets and reps 🙂  brought to you by the ERGdb team. The workout is brought to you

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Alex

New Power Search

How it works Try typing Z for zone or A for author and you will see some highlighted ideas on what to search for.  We will continue adding more options for more powerful search capabilities. I should point out we only picked some random authors that had a lot of workouts.   Watch 2-Minute Video Below

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Workout Editor – New Features

List of new features Enter Power In Watts, FTP% and Zones Add Types to intervals (Warm-up, Active, Cool down…)  Text Descriptions (For easy to follow outdoor workouts) Sets and Reps editor mode click here to read about how efficient it can be. Cadence ( 80-90 rpm for example) Currently we are not pushing these new

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Ramps and Steps

TrainingPeaks and Garmin do not support ramps ERGdb supports ramps which makes creating increasing or decreasing power targets simpler.  MRC and ERG files both support ramps. TrainingPeaks and Garmin do not support ramps.   So ERGbd has an algorithm that automatically converts ramps to steps trying not to produce just the right number of steps. The

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Workouts in TrainingPeaks

Connect & Push Go to Apps and Devices (under more menu) Connect to TrainingPeaks Go to My Library Click send and select TrainingPeaks We hope you enjoy this feature.     Watch Video Below TrainingPeak Coaches – You must connect from ERGdb with your premium athlete account and then copy any workouts to your coach account

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Alex

The Fastest Workout Editor

Designed for one thing.  Speed.  That’s it.  It works just like Excel with copy and paste and arrow keys for moving.  Try it out.  Create your first workout here. Watch the 40-second video below https://shared-web.s3.amazonaws.com/ergdb/videos/fastest-editor.mp4 Below is a video showing how to insert a row into a workout

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Push Workouts to Garmin

Video to watch end to end process of getting your workouts on your Garmin Device. Three Easy Steps Go to My Profile, Apps and Devices and connect to Garmin. Add a workout to a list such as your Favorites. ClGo to My Library and click download on a workout and push to Garmin.  Then go

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TrainingPeaks API is down. Waiting for them to fix it!!!.