Abstract: Training with power gives you an objective measurement to base many aspects of your training off of. The advantages of training with power are numerous, but unlike other purchases you might make for your bike (e.g. carbon wheels) and person (e.g. an aero helmet) to make you faster, buying a power meter requires putting some effort above and beyond purchasing and installation. In this introductory presentation we discuss how to make a power meter an effective tool in helping you increase your cycling performance.