Coach Wharton Recommends
Coach Wharton receives no compensation for these endorsements.
This is simply an informal list of some products and services that Coach Wharton finds quite useful as a cyclist and a coach.
Extreme Endurance before a big, hard ride or training effort will reduce the strain on your muscles at a cellular level. I strongly endorse the product, and use it daily. Try it yourself and see. It's safe, WADA-approved, and contains absolutely no stimulants.
ErgVideo is the ultimate indoor training performance system. Over 40 different videos can be used to improve your power output over different and various periods of time.
The ultimate companion to your power meter. WKO+ is the best way to manage your training information, and it gives you the ability to look at your data empirically over time, so you can chart your progress. WKO+ works with all power meters, and can be used to detect the nuances of power output in rides, races, rallies, and training sessions. Data is immediately uploadable to the TrainingPeaks web service, thus allowing an athlete to communicate with Coach Wharton from anywhere in the world. WKO+ IS REQUIRED for use with Coach Wharton's services.
This Mac-native product is a relative newcomer to the power-analysis world, and I've become truly intrigued by its' ability to model future wattage Mean Max Performances, and to do so with degrees of certitude. It is uncannily accurate, and I highly recommend it as an alternative or augment to the other power analysis programs that are available. This product will continue to improve your ability to train with progression and periodization with a power meter and a good coach who can set that plan up.
It's available in both Mac and PC versions, and will upload SRM, Ptap and will import any csv or txt derived file.
The CompuTrainer by Racermate is the ultimate indoor trainer. No other ergometer has the same features in one package: smooth resistance, customizable workouts, distance-based exercises or time-over-wattage based exercises, and pedal stroke analysis. A CompuTrainer IS REQUIRED for use with Coach Wharton's services. Interfaces with a PC (not included).
Quarq is the relative newcomer to the wattage training world, and either in standalone version (compatible with a Garmin 705 or its own Qranium CPU), it is a VERY strong contender for Best Product. The product uses ANT + Sport, a universal communications protocol that allows other head units, like the Garmin 705, to read the signal from the Quarq. The two units then combine their information to generate even more useful information than when used separately.
This is my A#1 personal choice for outdoor power meters. I was a beta tester for this product, and have become convinced that it is the best valued wattage meter out on the road (and in the future, out on the trail) today. I fully support and endorse this product. Good job, and thank you, Quarq!
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