I used Epic Planet's video Epic Acadia this morning in a class I subbed. Because these early AM people are very committed and they all understand the value of Threshold based training, I knew I could lead them on a ride that included a 20 minute climb at (or very near) Threshold. The first 30 minutes are a perfect warm up with a number of short climbs I used to bring them to Threshold before we got to the climb. The graphical representation of where you are during the class is the best of any of the DVD creators that I have experienced, although I'm not completely sure what TZ 4-5 means. I assume TZ stands for Training Zone and if we only had a universal standard for what TZ stood for ...
UPDATE - Now there are more great videos for running a 20 minute field test for FTP or threshold Heart Rate.
If you are planning a field test this maybe the perfect video to use.
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Glad you like the video John! I think you have found an EXCELLENT additional use for Epic Acadia and will share you thoughts with our customers.
As far as our Training Zones (good guess!) are concerned, we cover the scale we use in each of our epicRIDES Training Guides which are FREE downloads off our website at:
Our Training Guides feature three different workouts (easy, medium and hard) that can be done with each ride.
We encourage everyone who buys our DVDs to download them.
Love the videos Allen! Keep’em coming!