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How to Adjust Adaptive Training’s Training Approach

Training Approach is a setting that allows you to tailor how Adaptive Training manages your training with Red Light Green Light. When adjusting your Training Approach, you have five options ranging between a conservative and an aggressive approach.

How can I Adjust my Training Approach?

You’ll find the Training Approach setting in your account settings. To navigate to your Training Approach, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your TrainerRoad account at https://www.trainerroad.com/app/login or on your TrainerRoad app.
  2. Select the Account tab
  3. Under Profile choose Adaptive Training
  4. Make sure Adaptive Training and Red Light Green Light are enabled
  5. Drag the white circle along the scale to adjust your Training Approach


Note: Adjusting this setting doesn’t change historical Red and Yellow days. It only affects Red Light Green Light’s detections from the day that you adjust.

What Training Approach Should I Choose?

For most athletes, a more balanced approach will be the best fit! The balanced approach doesn’t emphasize intensity or recovery making it a good fit for most athletes. If you are unsure what setting is right for you we recommend starting with the balanced approach and only making incremental adjustments based on how this approach works for you.

If you are looking to prioritize recovery then a more conservative approach might be the best setting for you. Choosing a more conservative setting is a good fit if you are someone who has trouble getting quality sleep, is managing a lot of additional stressors outside of your training, or needs extra time to recover from hard training sessions.

If you are looking to prioritize intensity and know that you can manage potential burnout then the aggressive setting might be a good fit for you. It is important to note that you are at higher risk of burning out if you choose one of the more aggressive Training Approach settings. For this reason, we only recommend choosing the aggressive setting if you are an experienced cyclist who manages recovery well and has the time and knowledge to stay on top of nutrition, rest, and sleep.

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