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30.03.2022

Dealing with Setbacks or Illness - Karyn Silenzi

Whether it’s a two-week planned holiday to the beach or moderate respiratory infection, there is nothing worse than seeing your hard-fought gains fading away because of everyday situations. Karyn Silenzi assures us that these setbacks are temporary and occur at various rates.

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21.01.2022

Why is FTP (Functional Threshold Power) important?

You may, or may not, be so familiar with the term FTP, so Darren Lee is here to dive deep into what FTP is… and isn’t! Darren explains FTP in the way it should be used and how you can get the most out of using FTP as a training metric.

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26.11.2021

Fitness Influencers - Darren Lee

Darren Lee talks about the dark side of social media fitness influencers and the importance of knowledge when talking about fitness and health.

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18.11.2021

What is COL?

Darren Lee walks us through why we use the metric data point unique to CicloZone that we call CicloZone Output Level % (COL%)

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15.11.2021

Complementary Fitness - Darren Lee

Darren Lee talks us through his top exercises one should be doing to improve their cycling.

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03.09.2021

"Ciclozone has become an addiction that I absolutely love" - Scott Davies

Scott Davies talks about he got introduced to CicloZone through a virtual spin class and how he is now so addicted to it that he has invested in a new bike!

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08.06.2021

It's never too late to hit reset and reinvent yourself- Gareth Winter

After a significant drop in fitness, Gareth Winter restarts his fitness journey and advises others that it is never to late to hit reset and reinvent yourself

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26.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Understanding Metrics Watts/Kilo

Karyn Silenzi explains how Watts/kilo is a great equaliser that provides a standardised metric to compare riders of different body composition to one another.

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19.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Understanding Metrics Intensity Factor

Karyn Silenzi- Intensity Factor (IF) is key to understanding the relative difficulty level and how you can use it to compare the training efficacy of your rides

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12.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Understanding Metrics Average Watts

In her series 'Understanding Metrics', Karyn Silenzi explains what your 'Average Watts' metric really means, why it matters and when it is important to use it.

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12.05.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - The benefits of indoor cycling on the road

Gareth Winter recounts how indoor cycling sessions with CicloZone have led to new-found muscle in his legs that has converted into speed when cycling on the road

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26.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Sarah Davis - Indoor bike or outdoor bike plus trainer?

Sarah Davis recounts her experience of swapping her cheap indoor bike for an indoor turbo trainer using her cheap outdoor bike, and being filmed doing so!

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21.04.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Think like an athlete and take recovery seriously

Karyn Silenzi explains why taking enough recovery following a target-specific drill is needed to be able to hit those power targets or those effort levels again

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14.04.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Training below threshold is critical to performance

Karyn Silenzi explains how training below the threshold is critical to performance and how it trains your body to use a larger ratio of fat to carbohydrates

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12.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Climbing back to fitness

Kerry Orton shares her post-op progress, being spurred on by increased fitness levels and the boost in her mental wellbeing, while embracing the 'climb'.

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08.04.2021

What are CicloZone COL ratings?

CicloZone founder & CEO Darren Lee introduces CicloZone's COL Rating & explains how it is your personal training profile guide, based on your own performance.

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07.04.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - Breaking through the plateau

Gareth Winter gives advice on breaking through a plateau by taking recovery from cycling workout sessions seriously, as it is the key to sustainable fitness.

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05.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Sarah Davis - The Quick Calorie Killer and chasing endorphins

Sarah Davis finds her favourite CicloZone Cycling class- the Quick Calorie Burner, and is thrilled with the rush of endorphins she feels in every class

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05.04.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Accountability and community

Kerry Orton recounts the advantages of creating a sense of accountability and being a part of the CicloZone community while providing an update on her rehab

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01.04.2021

Indoor cycling in the spring and summer months

If you want to complete structured training sessions and intervals as part of your wider training plan, indoor cycling is perfect even during Spring and Summer

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01.04.2021

Planning your year in the saddle

CicloZone CEO Darren Lee inspires you to create a plan that enables you to make your objective tangible, fuel your motivation and give you a sense of purpose

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31.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Power meters and training levels

Karyn Silenzi how power meters & the development of Andrew Coggan's Power Training Levels revolutionised Cycle Training, helping people train more effectively

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29.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Kerry Orton - Keep on keeping on

Kerry Orton talks about how setting achievable long term goals, taking enough time to recover, puts her in the right mindset to tackle the next CicloZone class

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24.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Watts, FTP and lactate threshold

Karyn Silenzi explains the various metrics of power cycling- Watts, FTP & Lactate Threshold, and how to use them achieve higher and precise levels of fitness

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17.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Gareth Winter - Building back power-to-weight ratio

Starting at what was the bottom for him, Gareth Winter trained with CicloZone's coach-led classes to regain his power-to-weight ratio to reach close to his goal

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15.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Sarah Davis - No more excuses

As someone who is both busy and lazy, Sarah Davis inspires beginners who are afraid of keeping up with their classes and trainers with great example and advise.

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15.03.2021

Monday Motivation: Boosting FTP with Tony Robinson

Tonu Robinson talks about how the introduction of FTP on CicloZone was a game-changer for him and how he has improved his fitness by boosting his FTP.

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09.03.2021

Wednesday Wisdom: Karyn Silenzi - Getting the most from your indoor ride

Karyn Silenzi gives advise on what you need to have, including pieces of equipment, to get the most out of your indoor cycling experience. Get in the Zone!

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01.02.2021

In-app FTP test and ride data is LIVE!

Find out your Functional Threshold Power (FTP), which is used to establish your personalised performance metrics that are now available in real-time.

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31.01.2021

News Flash

To celebrate the release of new in-app features, CicloZone founder & CEO, Darren Lee, offers an extension on the free trial for another month to early adopters

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13.01.2021

What Cycling Cadence Is Best?

Understanding Cadence, Different Cycling Cadences, the Benefits of Training at Different Cadences & how CicloZone caters to your Cadence Requirements every time

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03.12.2020

What is FTP and why is it important?

Understanding Functional Threshold Power, how you can identify your FTP in CicloZone & ensuring that you ride at your optimum level on all your CicloZone Rides

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18.11.2020

Why train with power?

Cycling allows you to train with Power Profiles of different intensities and intervals to optimise physical gains and avoid burnout within a training period.

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