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    out of the saddle 1 min intervals

    do you do 1 min intervals out of the saddle? or should i do them seated on a slight climb, i do my 5 min and ftp in the saddle but my 1 min ones are almost 100 watts diff if im seated. weight is 150lbs,

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    Reputation: Creakyknees's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    I do my 1 min's as "the fastest I can possibly go" so if that means out of saddle, then do it out of the saddle.
    * not actually a Rock Star

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    extremely biased
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    Jun 2005
    it doesn't really matter, standing watts are the same as sitting watts.

    what does matter is, if you're using the interval to establish a 1 min marker you need to always do them the same way and preferably, the same place.

    If it's just 10 x 1s I say do'em however you need to do them.


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    Impulse Athletic Coaching
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    Feb 2006
    But can you do 10 of them without fading at the end?

    That is the idea. I usually start out the first 15s standing and sit the rest and make sure of repeatability for the whole set.

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    im 68kg its 546 for 1 min standing, if i say in the saddle its 454, yea i couldnt do 10 of them standing, so yea the 15s stand the settle in sound good thanks!

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    Cycling Coach
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    10 x 1-min intervals in a workout?

    Sounds to me like someone isn't doing them hard enough.

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