Power is simply the amount of work or energy you can expend in a given time frame and is measured as a watt.
A bike must be equipped with a power meter in order to measure watts. On a bike, such as the Cycleops 300PRO, power is measured by how hard you push on the pedals and how fast you are pedaling. To produce more power you can either push harder, pedal faster, or a combination of the two. Practically speaking, the higher your power output the faster you will go on a bicycle and the more fit you are.
Today, power is a common metric used by elite cyclists, coaches, and scientists as it is the most comprehensive and accurate way to measure performance and fitness on a bicycle. Since power is a direct measure of the exercise stimulus, it can be quantified, allowing the cyclist or fitness enthusiast to train smarter and more efficiently.
C-Velo’s program now brings this technology to anyone. Utilizing the state of the art Cycelops 300PRO indoor bicycle, power output and power based training intensities are readily accessible to the rider to capture and measure each workout on the bike. Put this together with varied workouts organized into a systematic progression, and you have no choice but to realize measured improvement in fitness.