A Powerful Foundation of Fitness

I know you have spent a lot of time this winter on the indoor trainer doing workouts inside Zwift, Trainer Road, Rouvy and the rest of the “trainertainment” apps. These are great tools to increase your fitness in the winter, go to the next level and also to maintain your hard won fitness from last season. It’s always a battle in the winter with cross-training exercises, cold weather (for most of us!), indoor riding and just how much intensity to do indoors and outdoors on the good days. I prescribe a lot of tempo and “sweet-spot” work in the off-season in order to limit the upper intensities. If you ride at the higher levels in the winter, you risk peaking too soon and creating a lull in your fitness in March, right when most of the events begin in the US. To prevent this from happening, it is important to continue this building of your power foundation. 

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Commit to a Determined Practice

by Hunter Allen, President and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group After reading Motivation is Overrated by Brad Stulberg, I was inspired. It spoke to me and to my memories of all of the hours of hard training I have put in over the past 40 years.  I started racing bicycles when I was 11, and […]

The Six Types of Cyclists During the Covid-19 Pandemic

During Global Meltdown 2020–there are those who do and those who do even more. Then…there are those coached by Hunter. #humorisNOTcancelled Hunter, ever the mountain-top philosopher, has been reading, examining and studying the dearth of cyclists out there on social media. In fact, to the chagrin of his staff, he spends most of everyday on […]

FITNESS AND IMMUNITY

QUESTION: How hard is too hard? Will cycling compromise my immune system? #cyclingisNOTcancelled Hunter has been inundated with immunity-themed questions over the past few weeks. In these uncertain times, how can we remain fit–while best supporting our immune systems? By Hunter Allen Many of you know that your immune system can be compromised after a […]

How to BEST maintain your fitness during COVID-19

Hunter Allen breaks down how to maintain your FTP between seasons in these turbulent times. As Hunter has been saying for years: “Maintaining is training and training is maintaining.” By Hunter Allen, President and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group Maintenance.   It’s what you should do now.   I have read about coaches that are still prescribing […]

Planning and Nailing your Peak

For Hunter Allen–nailing your peak–is the holy grail of training and racing. When done right–you’re flyin’. When missed–your competitors are. By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen We all have the best intentions leading into the off-season, and at the end of a big season it’s important to have that down time to recharge the […]

What to Do Next: A VO2Max Intensive Plan

By PCG Founder & Coach Hunter Allen Spring is here, and the riding season has begun in earnest. You’ve done some racing or some fast group riding by now and found your fitness to be exactly where you want it to be, or maybe you’ve found it needs to up it a notch. We all […]

What Can you Do in 3 Weeks?

Three weeks, twenty-one days. How much can you improve your fitness in three weeks? If you gave yourself a three-week training camp, how many more watts would you produce at the end of it? How much fitter would you become? How much body fat would you lose? How much could your bike handling skills improve? […]

What is a match?

It’s no secret that gravel racing requires burning of plenty of matches. Selene Yeager’s new book Gravel features some crucial discussion from Hunter on the nature of a “match.” Peaks Coaching Group is leading the premier East Coast Gravel Camp with Selene Yeager this Spring–where match burning and many other topics will be discussed on […]