Sunday Smart-Trainer Session: The Fierce FTP Frenzy from Tyler

Unleash your cycling beast and push the limits of your Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Dig deep and let your obsession fuel this power-packed 45-minute ride. FTP stands no chance! This is a great workout for all cyclists to do when short on time and want to improve their Functional Threshold Power (FTP).

Each Sunday, I’ll post a Smart-Trainer Session that you can do in about 60 minutes to enhance your cycling. See a previous post about training intensity (Levels) to know how hard to work. If you are working directly with Coach Ray, he will, in most cases, prescribe either a Power Zone or Heart Rate Zone to work within if you are training with these tools.

Recently Cam from Training Tilt released a new feature within his Training Tilt coaching platform. This new feature was an AI tool called Tyler to help plan and prepare workouts. If you are a coach, check out Training Tilt and the capability of Tyler. Within hours of it being released, I had a play with it to generate different workouts. I kept the parameters the same and adjusted one of the input variables. I changed the Tone from chill to Professional, to Motivational, to Serious, to Hardcore, or Obsessed to create a series of workouts. This workout was generated with the Obsessed setting. Once Tyler had generated the workout I checked it over and made some adjustments (Cam is very clear that it is still experimental) to ensure the workout fitted the duration and zones that I wanted and this is the result.

The Fierce FTP Frenzy

  • 10min WU Level II;
  • 10min Level III;
  • 2x 5min Level V, 5min Level II RI;
  • 10min CD Level II;
  • 10min Stretching

The warm-up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not over-consuming at Level II, riding for ten minutes.

Start with a ten-minute interval riding at Level III, then go straight into the main set.

Which includes two reps of five minutes duration at Level V with five minutes at Level II for your Rest Interval (RI).

Conclude the ride with a Cool Down (CD) of ten minutes riding at Level II.

Finish with ten minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.

If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.

I am the Head Coach and Director of Qwik Kiwi – Endurance Sports Consultant.

I specialise in assisting first-timers and recreational athletes in achieving their sporting goals. I can be contacted at and 021 348 729.

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Simple as 1, 2, 3

  1. Click this link and enter your details including FTP and weight (no cheating).
  2. Select “Full Access Membership” and search for & click on “The Fierce FTP Frenzy from Tyler” in the workout section, then “Start this Workout.
  3. Connect your trainer, power meter, and/or heart rate monitor (make sure they are disconnected from your trainer app, Zwift, Rouvey, etc… first), then come ride with us.

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