Power Zones are used to give an athlete a set intensity at which they should be working to during an activity. They may, for example, be required to complete intervals at ‘zone 4’ for 10 minutes.

Training using zones is important because it means that riders can be sure they’re pushing hard enough during intervals and that they’re pedaling easily enough on recovery and endurance rides.

Here is a list of commonly used Power Zones

  • Z1 Active Recovery
  • Z2 Endurance
  • Z3 Tempo
  • Z4 Threshold (CP or FTP)
  • Z5 Vo2max
  • Z6 Anaerobic
  • Z7 Neuromuscular