by Neal Rogers
Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect. We just knew it would hurt.
In this case, “it” was a fitness test called Full Frontal, so named by the witty and masochistic crew at The Sufferfest, a subscription-based web training app for cyclists who want to get faster. Full Frontal is an hourlong indoor trainer session — power meter, smart trainer, or speed sensor (for virtual power) required — that puts riders through four different performance tests to get a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses, which is then applied to future workouts. The net result of the Full Frontal test is a power profile Sufferfest refers to as 4DP — a rider’s four-dimensional power.
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