Your glutes can generate huge power, but only when firing. Off-season, weight room workouts are needed to strengthen this forsaken muscle group when cycling. The glutes are made up of the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius (aka Glute-Meds) and the Gluteus Minimus. The Gluteus Maximus is one of the largest and strongest muscles in the body and is used to drive your hip movement.
So you’re ready for your first FTP test? Like every other field of expertise, power cycling has collected a string of acronyms—TSS, CTL, ATL, SST, IF, and of course FTP. Improving your FTP (functional threshold power) is one of the most important things you can do for your training–whether you’re Zwifting, gravel grinding, road racing, shredding MTB trails or touring the countryside.
By: Hunter Allen, Peaks Coaching Group Founder & CEO originally published 19 December, 2010 What’s the next level? What does that mean and how do you get there? Everyone is always talking about the next level and that they are going to “the next level.” What exactly is the next level that they’re referring to? […]
You put in a tremendous about of time and effort into your training. Much of at that can be wasted if you fail to take the proper steps to fully realize your preparation during those last couple of days before your event. This can make the difference between meeting your goals and dropping out. It’s a small investment that can have huge effects.
By: PCG Master Coach Chris Myers, Ph.D. The Leomo Type-R system is a wearable system that provides real-time biomechanical analysis of one’s pedaling motion. One of the components this system illustrates changes in the triathletes pedaling acceleration through the pedal stroke (termed dead spots). The hypothesis is significant amounts of dead spots in a triathlete’s […]
Last year I raced on Zwift all winter. By the time March came & the weather broke… I was OVERTRAINED! My whole year was screwed up & a roller coaster as I never recovered!? I cannot repeat that mistake. Can you help me in designing a sensible training plan that I can use Zwift, but […]