Some cycling head units have the option to sync a workout and execute it from the head unit itself. On-screen instructions and prompts help you follow a workout and also allow you to more safely perform a workout outdoors, without the need for constant lap key presses and audio feedback to allow you to keep your eyes on the road. Workouts can also be performed on some mobile apps and desktop applications, such as Trainer Road or Zwift. 

Stages Dash

Workouts can be synced directly to your Stages Dash M200, L200, and Stages Dash M50, L50 via the Stages Cycling app, iOS, and Android.  Once synced, workouts can be found under Files > Workouts > Select a workout

See: Connecting 3rd party apps to Stages Cycling app to learn more about connecting training platforms to export workouts to your Stages Dash unit.  

Garmin Edge series

Workouts can be synced to your Garmin device by plugging in your device and dragging workouts into the Activites/NewFiles directory or synced automatically through Stages Sync. 

See: How do I sync upcoming workouts to my Garmin?

Garmin Forerunner series

Garmin Forerunner series watches are unable to have 3rd party workouts uploaded directly but do contain the workout feature. Workouts can be created in the workout builder on Garmin Connect, with the option to use power or HR zone targets. To use this feature, log in to the Garmin Connect website and select "Workouts" from the menu, then select Bike and "Create a workout" and follow their instructions to add the workout instructions to your Garmin Connect account. Once complete, you can select "Send to device" and use Garmin Express to sync the workout to your watch. 

Note: When using zone targets, it's important to first ensure that your device is programmed with the same power and HR threshold and the number of zones used by Stages Link in order to match the prescribed workout. If unsure, set power targets based on wattage values, rather than zones. 

Other software or apps

Stages Link workouts can also be exported for Zwift, Trainer Road, and Computrainer