Have a question? Ask Neal Henderson and the rest of the Wahoo Sport Science team here on the forum and we will pick a few to answer here on our Q&A shorts. We love your feedback and we welcome your amazing insights and questions. Listen to this first Q&A episode here!
Neal and Mac answer your questions from the Wahoo X Forum in a rapid-fire Q&A. We asked you what questions you had for our Sports Science team and you sent them in by the truckload. So Neal and Mac picked out some of their favorites, sat down, and share the Knowledge you need to make the best decisions about your training.
Whether to pick a three/one or two/one training plan structure
How to get back into a training plan when you’ve missed a week or more
Whether the sport you did when you were young have an impact on your cycling later in life
How to reduce or prevent lower back pain
How, when (and when not) to modify a workout when you’re feeling good or bad
The best training for weight loss
Why workouts without, say, specific AC or MAP targets can still drive MAP improvements
Given the responses I guess I should clarify and say that I meant “how do you listen to the podcasts by clicking on the provided listen here link if you don’t have anything apples?” cos that’s the issue I had - clicked on the listen here link and couldn’t listen (on Win11). Yes, works fine on Spotify (which I normally use) and presumably all the other podcast listening things that aren’t linked to. Also works as a link on Android. Maybe I’m missing something on Win11, new machine, new install. Oh, and guess I should also have said that it wasn’t meant to be a question to Neal and Mac
@Eddie.RogersTKP I have a question that might fit into one of the podcasts and may be of interest to other athletes.
One of my off-season goals is use RGT more often such as trying the climbing challenges or participating in the group rides and races. Thus far I have primarily used RGT for recovery rides and some endurance rides - making it easy to match what is otherwise on my plan by focusing on time and the correct power zones.
What is the best way to broaden the use of RGT in conjunction with an off-season plan that isn’t specific to esports and without going overboard with efforts.
Here’s a question for the podcast, which is great btw.
How would you recommend balancing a structured training plan with social and club rides?
I really enjoy the hard indoor sessions on the trainer and the focus of following a structured training plan in System. I’ve recently moved to a new city with a busy club scene. I’ve been enjoying the club rides: meeting new people and learning the local roads. It’s easy to follow the temptation on group rides to bury myself, especially the hour to hour and a half weeknight rides. I do try to listen to my body and work in recovery. While I feel I’m getting stronger and faster, I’m not sure if what I’m doing is optimal. How might I incorporate my outdoor club rides into my training plans?