Interested in power cycling? Want a fun activity to do this winter? You’re in luck!

Ethan Lofton and Creative Commons1The University of Utah is hosting a Power Cycling Camp presented by Young Evans Training. Bryce Young and Nicole Evans of Young Evans Training are incredibly experienced and knowledgeable about training and cycling, so this camp will be very beneficial to all participants.

The University of Utah Power Cycling Camp consists of:

  • Three 6-week training sessions
  • Registration in a power-based program (requires a 3 hr/wk commitment)
  • Two blood lactate tests for power based program participants to establish heart rate and power zones (cost and scheduling separate)

Benefits of Power Training

There are extensive benefits to power training, simply because the advantages of using a power meter as opposed to heart rate monitors are significant. Below are some of those advantages.

  • Heart rate monitors measure the body’s reaction or response to a physical activity; a power meter measures the activity itself.
  • The use of a power meter alleviates the time lag that can occur between the even exertion and the heart’s response to that exertion.
  • Power meters give you real-time feedback on how intensely you are working. Heart rate monitors show your body’s response to a given intensity rate but don’t account for other variables that affect heart rate such as hydration, temperature, and potential illness. Power meters do.
  • With a power meter, it’s easy to see what your power level is, which allows you to slowly increase it.
  • A power meter can be used to analyze training success. You can analyze its data points by plotting them in order to see and be motivated by your progress.
  • Power meters are very useful pacing tools.

To see an in-depth explanation of the benefits of power training, click here. 

Camp Information

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HPER N106 (see University of Utah’s campus map)


Registration for the power-based camp is first-come, first-served so please register as early as possible so you can get a spot. Please register here:

If you are planning on getting blood lactate tests done, see the information below on how to register for those tests.

Lactate Testing

Testing MUST be scheduled through Bryce Young and Nicole Evans at (801) 917-7628 or by emailing

Lactate testing pricing week prior to start date (Pre-LT test for power based participants):

$80 on site with computrainer and bike (schedule with Bryce and Nicole at

Lactate Testing Pricing Week Following End of Program (Post LT Test)

$80 on site with computrainer and bike (schedule with Bryce and Nicole at

If you have any questions, please contact Bryce or Nicole through their email, For the posting of this event on the official University of Utah website, click here.

Photo courtesy of Ethan Lofton