Personal Training/Strength and Conditioning
The power you produce on a bicycle is calculated as velocity (cadence) multiplied by force (pressure on the pedal). Strength training to maximise force produced is therefore a fundamental part of being able to produce more power and in turn ride the bicycle quicker and win races. In Pursuit will often incorporate specific strength training sessions on the bike into your training programme where required however to maximise strength and force, off the bike training in the gym offers greater resistance and greater training stimulus to maximise gains.
Andy is a qualified Level 2 Personal Trainer and has years of cycling specific weight lifting experience for his own training and is able to offer you the support you need to incorporate strength training into your programme.
Correct technique is crucial when training in the gym to prevent injuries and maximise the training stimulus so Andy will take the time to come to the gym with you and hone your technique and provide recommendations on the exercises and weights you should be using to obtain the correct training stimulus.
Strength and conditioning is about more than building large muscles and work in the gym shouldn't be avoided for fear of gaining weight that may ruin your power to weight ratio. The correct strength programme will help you to hold yourself better on the bike by training muscles in your torso and arms and create a stronger platform from which to deliver power.
In Pursuit offers strength and conditioning as part of the coaching programmes but also as a stand alone product, contact Andy on firstname.lastname@example.org to ask him about how he can help you increase your force on the pedals.