FREE Zwift Custom Workout Plan – Steve Clark’s Ramp It Up To The X
As part of the TRI247 Workout Series on Zwift we now have available from last night, the ‘Ramp It Up To The X‘ custom workout file, from the session lead by 2017 Triathlon X winner, Steve Clark (www.offthatcouchfitness.co.uk)
That race in the Lake District was the inspiration for last night’s session, a climbing inspired set comprising of five ‘ramps’ up in power, finishing with a sprint to the (virtual) summit.
Ramp It Up To The X Details
Following a steady warm/up, the main set comprises of three, 15-minute ‘climbs’, which will ramp up in three minute sections. You start relatively modesty at 75% FTP, before increasing steadily to just below, and then finally above, threshold for the final three minutes. For an extra twist, each 15 minute block ends with a 15 second sprint to the summit, before a very welcome three minute recovery awaits.
The power outputs during the session, in isolation, are not huge – but as part of the 15-minute blocks, the effort builds. You’ll also find (well, I certainly did…), that the accumulated fatigue will make the second and third reps tougher than the first one. I was having to dig very deep for the final four minutes of the final set.
It’s a excellent set, certainly not one to take lightly or attempt on tired legs, but is realistic and achievable too.
If you want to repeat the session at any time – or indeed try it for the first time – here is the custom workout that we used. Hope you enjoy it.
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Custom Workout downloads from previous Zwift sessions:
- Lucy Charles ‘Over-Unders’
- Lucy Gossage ’12 Days of Christmas’
- Lionel Sanders ‘Intervals’
- Joe Skipper ‘ Burner’
- John Levison ‘High Five’
- Ruth Purbrook ‘Over Gears’
- Tim Don ‘Comeback’
- Reece Barclay ‘Mix Session’
- Harry Wiltshire ‘Grim Reaper’
- Paul Shanley ‘Pyramids’
- Karl Alexander ‘VO 2 The Max’
- Jenny Gowans ‘Norse Steps’
- Matt Bottrill ‘Lactic Builder’
- John Levison ‘Russian Steps’
- Sam Begg ‘What Goes Up, Must Come Down’
- Paul Shanley ‘70.3 Minutes’
- Karl Alexander ‘The 13:50 (10 to 2)’
- Richard Stannard ‘FTP Advancer’
- Race Force ‘ChainGang’
- Simon George ‘The Giant’
- Natarsha Tremayne ‘Stomp The Pedal’
- Chris Standidge ‘The Championship Decider’
- Lesley Levison ‘Spiked Tempo’
- Bex Rimmington ‘Maximal Efforts’
- Coach Kevin Poulton’s ‘Progressive 11’s’
- John Levison ‘The Kitchen Sink’
- ‘A Bit of Speed Too’ (John Levison)
- John Levison – Glasgow Revisited
- ‘Club Relays Madness’ (John Levison)
- John Levison – A Bit (More) Speed Too
- ‘The Dragon’ with Paul Shanley
- Sweetspot with a Kick – set by TRI247 Editor John Levison
- 40/20’s FTP Booster
- Micro Burst Intervals
- Short and Sweet(spot)
- Micro Burst Intervals 2
- Sweetspot Sandwich
- The Sweet Ladder
- 50 Shades of Power!
- Lucy Gossage’s New Year Set
- Paul Lunn’s Kona Quest
- Progressive 4×4’s
- Louise Minchin’s Dare To Tri Big Gear Workout
- Gill Fullen’s Lactic Legs Challenge
For details on how to add workout files to Zwift:
The .ZWO file stands for a Zwift Work-Out file. When someone creates a custom workout (whether it be you, a friend, or a coach), Zwift generates a .ZWO file that contains the entire workout. You can share it with your friends or other Zwifters – or add their workouts to your device – by following the steps below.
PC / Mac
Go to your Documents\Zwift\Workouts folder, find the “.zwo” file, and send it to your friend. Any .zwo files you move to your Documents\Zwift\Workouts folder will be added to your custom workouts menu the next time you launch the game.
In order to add custom workouts to iOS, you need to also have a computer with iTunes installed. It’s not currently possible to create custom workouts on iOS (as of 01/2017).
- Plug your device into your computer and open up iTunes.
- Click on your device in iTunes, then click “Apps” and scroll down to the “File Sharing” section.
- You should see Zwift listed, and it should have a “Zwift” folder. Click that, click “Save To,” and save it to a location of your choice.
- Find the saved Zwift folder, and copy all the workouts you want into the Zwift/Workouts folder
- Go back to iTunes, click “Add,” and choose the Zwift folder with the new workout files. You’ll want to “replace” the folder on the device with your newly modified folder.
- Click “Sync” to save the changes to the device.
When you start Zwift, they will show up in your Custom Workouts section at the bottom of the available Workouts.
Source: Support Zwift