Sufferfest Blog

Mapping FTP to RPE and HR Zones

Our videos tell you how hard to work based on a “Recommended Perceived Exertion” scale. But how exactly should you feel when you’re at, say, 7 out of 10? And if you know your Functional Threshold Power or Heart Rate Zones, how do those numbers translate to RPE? Together with the expert minds at Dig Deep Coaching, we’ve created a great little worksheet that you can use to get all the answers you need to be more, shall we say, precise in your Suffering. This worksheet forms the basis for all of our 10 week training plans. Just download it,

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The Sufferfest App is out!

In our mission to spread Suffering as far and as wide as possible, we’ve released an app so you can now download videos straight to your iPhone. The videos are slightly more expensive through the app, so buying through our website is still the least expensive option. However, if find downloading, unzipping and importing the file into iTunes a bit of a hassle, then you’ll love the app. You simply click on the video you want to buy, check-out through the iTunes store and start downloading! You can find the app right here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sufferfest-indoor-cycling/id632013425?mt=8 If you’ve got questions, email us

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The Sufferfest on Spotify

On Spotify? So are the killer soundtracks for all our videos. We’ve found listening to these while not Suffering to be quite disturbing. Leg twitches and nervous ticks are common occurances. The urge to attack is barely containable. Careful. EVERYTHING! http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/1nL3st2G17xYGvHZN7S4JK Angels: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/4uW5GeISsVxcaDJujxaPjd Blender: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/76Nw16H72Wdzl4eWXo6e3E The Downward Spiral: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/6cd0F6WNtEJebc4lhSXLFd Extra Shot: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/5nVzUoeaZTENHus4WHQbbX Fight Club: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/0zbKUGcDgxEvL2Tesmag7S Hell Hath No Fury: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/15S3JL1AkT464gZ4z3dUmw The Hunted: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/7j1ljnnzpf44L5QWzRfpx5 It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: —- Local Hero: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/1Sy6zN1lJtQlTNZKpzAFS0 The Long Scream: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/1uE4VlAIneHicN1iTfOcSj Revolver: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/0XE9lR7n3GuIN2SPhWvZxu Rubber Glove: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/0aFqkYJFuyfnTEZPhBwqRe There is No Try: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/5FblWsXlzkdqNQnHMK7pD0 A Very Dark Place: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/7J0KCvu4exKBlNylTpuvlv Violator: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/357tgDVVGNMuuPDC8L4FkZ The Wretched: http://open.spotify.com/user/thesufferfest.com/playlist/3l0vzWGoPnUrL0hr9fCvRb

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Sufferlandrian Coat of Arms

The Coat-of-Arms. A symbol of a nation. A mark of a people, their pride in who they are and what they stand for. Today, Sufferlandrians can stand tall. Not only because we like to feel the full impact of a headwind so we can destroy it with our power, but because our new Sufferlandrian Coat-of-Arms is now being revealed. The artistic equivalent of winning the final Champs-Élysées sprint of the Tour de France by 100 bike lengths, this is a thing of terrible beauty. Grunter von Agony, our beloved Director Sportif, is weeping, wrapped in the national flag, like a

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FAQ for the Rubber Glove FTP test

Our video, Rubber Glove, isn’t quite like the other Sufferfest videos. Yes, there is still the structured workout, the killer music, the humour and the clear instructions, but Rubber Glove has a purpose, and that’s to help you determine your Functional Threshold Performance (FTP). Here are some of the more common questions. What is FTP? Most often, FTP means Functional Threshold Power. We prefer Functional Threshold Performance, however, since we can also talk about thresholds in terms of heart rate, not just power (watts). In either case, FTP is a key metric for cycling performance. Defined as the maximum sustained

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Q&A with Dig Deep Coaching on Our Training Plans

Suitable for any time of year, including winter, our 10 week training plans. have helped Sufferlandrians around the world improve their preformance by 8-10%.  We just sat down with our co-author Stephen Gallagher, Director at Dig Deep Coaching and former professional cyclist, to answer a few questions about the Plans. The ‘fest: Who are you and what is Dig Deep Coaching? Stephen: I started racing bikes when I was seven years old, and turned pro in 2003 with Team Endura Sport. Over the years, I raced professionally for Flanders-Afin.com, Flanders, Giant Asia, Murphy & Gunn, An Post/Sean Kelly Racing Team right up

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Buy Blender by March 11th – stand to win PowerBar nutrition!

Around the world, our newest video, Blender, is being widely hailed (and cursed) as our best ever video. A killer workout, brilliant footage of world class racing, an incredible soundtrack and an all-new design that blows the doors off anything we’ve done before means this visit to Sufferlandria won’t be easily forgotten. Recognising the supreme demands that Blender puts on the subjects of Sufferlandria, our friends at PowerBar want to help you get through it. So, we’re giving away five 12-packs of their all-new Performance Energy Blends gels. Each pack include 6 of the Banana-Blueberry and 6 of the Apple-Mango-Strawberry.

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2nd Annual Sufferlandrian National Day of Suffering – March 30th

You have Suffered for months. Often alone. You push yourself to dark places. You fly with Angels. You feel the fury. You are not alone. And so it’s that time of year again. A celebration of all things Sufferlandrian. Chamois Dancing. Pain Shakes. Suits of Armour. Jokes about Grunter von Agony. Shredded Chamois Throwing. And, of course, Suffering. There are Sufferlandrians everywhere….more of them discovering their new Nationality every day. There are probably – shudder – some of them in your town. It’s time to meet them at the 2nd Annual Sufferlandrian National Day: The Day of Suffering – a

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New Design!

Our newest video, Blender, will take the improved design you find in The Wretched and There is No Try and take it even further. Here’s a sneak preview:

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Which cycling DVD is the best? 10/10 for The Wretched

The folks over at Cycling Active Magazine (UK) recently tested 7 cycling training videos to see which one was the best. The test included vids from Spinervals, 3LC, Real Rides, Carmichael Training Systems and others. Not only did our video, The Wretched, win the test outright, but scored a perfect 10 out of 10 on the way to doing so! We’re going to go flog a few minions to celebrate. You can buy The Wretched here.

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