Our goal is to get faster by raising our FTP.  One effective way of doing so is through intervals conducted in the “sweet spot”: at sustained efforts between 85-95% of FTP.

Sweet Spot Training strikes the optimal balance between intensity and volume.  It teaches you to resist fatigue while putting out relatively high power, and builds muscular endurance without excessive muscle damage.

Scheduled 2 or 3 times per week, Sweet Spot Training improves mitochondrial density and capillary development, while delivering enormous gains in overall aerobic performance.  More intense than classic Zone 2 training, it’s incredibly efficient.

Coach Jesse Fortson of TrainerRoad calls Sweet Spot Training the “grey area between tempo and threshold”.  It can be tricky to implement, so check out his informative article that explains everything you want to know about Sweet Spot Training and how to make it work for you.

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