What plans should kick off my CX season?

Here’s how the PCG CX plans are designed: 10 weeks pre-season–to be done 10 weeks before the season’s first race. 8 weeks race season–to be done when the season starts, and planning to peak on the 8th week (Nats or your “A” Race). 18 weeks–the two above combined to save money. 12 weeks–basically 4 weeks BEFORE the season […]

USING THE TYPE-R FOR PROPER POSTURE AND POWER OUTPUT: HOW ONE RIDER’S PINCHED NERVE WAS EXACERBATED BY HIS PELVIC AND TORSO ANGLES.

The TYPE-R is a critical tool for cyclists that are trying to maximize their power output in every situation. If someone has an issue with their motion, it’s quite possible that it can be identified and changed using the TYPE-R. In this rider’s case, a simple change to maintain the correct Pelvic and Torso angle is all that was needed to prevent pinching of a nerve.

So you’re ready for your first FTP test?!?

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.

The Next Level

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? […]

There’s No Cramming in Cycling

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.

Leomo Case Study: Using Type-R to Fine Tune Time Trial Bike Fit and Q-Ring Placement

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 […]