The Endurance Lab Coaches’ Corner 75 – Getting in stride with the Stryd power meter

The Endurance Lab Coaches’ Corner 75 – Getting in stride with the Stryd power meter

In this episode, our topics include:

  • Deep dive into who Evan Schwartz is. (00:30)
  • Questions for Evan Schwartz
    • What is the Stryd power meter and how does it measure power? (18:30)
    • What are the values of the different metrics that Stryd measures? (18:30)
      • Leg spring stiffness 
      • Ground contact time
      • Cadence
      • Form Power
    • Will Styrd look to put out specific drills to improve data and numbers that it captures? (25:00)
    • Can Stryd be used as a compliance tool and would you expect to see a higher rate of progression in those athletes using it? (27:00)
    • Is there a correlation on the efficiency dat and nutritional needs of an athlete? (29:30)
    • The Real Reason Marathoners Hit the Wall – https://www.outsideonline.com/2399877/critical-power-study (34:05)
    • Evolution of the design of Stryd
      • New version of the Pod (36:45)
        • Accounts for wind now via air resistance
        • Looking to understand the environmental condition better
    • Practical Questions (48:40)
      • Where do people start with data collection
      • Auto calculation of critical power, 2% closer then testing
      • Much less complicated
      • What watches is it compatible with? Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Apple, mobile app (android/iOS)
      • Future integrations for use on a treadmill

Stryd podcast – https://www.stryd.com/podcast 

Contact Evan – [email protected]

About The Author

The Endurance Lab

The Endurance Lab is a group coaching program for cyclists and triathletes of all levels and abilities. Participants have direct access to certified coaches specializing in training and nutrition, and the opportunity to interact with our community of athletes through a private forum. We use online platforms such as Training Peaks, TrainerRoad, and Zwift. Participants may choose to use any platform and/or perform the workouts outdoors by using a power meter and bike computer (e.g., Garmin, Wahoo). Train at a time that is convenient for you! For more information about the Endurance Lab, please visit EnduranceLab.fit To participate in the public areas of our forum, go to discuss.endurancelab.fit

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