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New cycling training app connects power and recovery data to tell you when to train

New cycling training app connects power and recovery data to tell you when to train


It’s well known that the adaptation to training stimulus only occurs during the subsequent rest and recovery period. Therefore if done correctly, combining training data with recovery data has the potential to revolutionize the way athletes train. However, despite recovery apps such as Whoop having been around for more than a decade already, the integration of this data with training platforms is still in its infantry. Training Peaks overlays the data into its PMC (Performance Management Chart), it has been suggested as a ‘coming soon’ feature by Wahoo Systm and considered by TrainerRoad as a possible future development.

However, now, little-known American cycling training company FasCat Coaching has an app that takes the data and turns it into a simple view that helps its users decide when to train and when to take it easy. It’s called FasCat, with the key feature being known as ‘Optimize’, and it is the brainchild of pioneering sports scientist Frank Overton.

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