Food shouldn’t rule your life, whether you’re trying to avoid or indulge or simply reach perfection. Find the freedom to enjoy it instead!
Looking for a killer workout that will smoke your core and up your cadence—at the same time? Then grab a kettlebell and get ready to boost your performance on the bike while building some serious strength in your core.
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 […]
With two months to Haute Route Asheville, riders are dialing their training and considering final preparations for the biggest race of the season. The tapering process is the final piece of a training program to maximize physical fitness.
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.
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 […]