Cycling training zones: how to use your power meter and heart rate monitor to maximum effect

Combining rides of different intensities is the cornerstone of building fitness — and to do so, here’s what you need to understand about setting and using your training zones

Image shows cyclist setting her training zones on an indoor trainer
(Image credit: Future)

Cycling training zones can be used to ensure training sessions are completed correctly, and can also be used in races. This focus on precision has trickled down to amateur level - with riders using heart rate monitors as well as power meters to reach the desired output.

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