Coaching and Physiological Testing

NEW COACHING PROGRAM for 2018:

Fifteen Weeks to Gravel Glory

Thinking about endurance cycling goals this year? What about low-traffic and scenic gravel road riding? You may be a candidate for our new 15-week training program leading up to participation in the 100 mile Salsa Coast-to-Coast Gravel Grinder on May 12 in Ludington, Michigan. Led by coach Zach Andrews, it kicks off January 29 and includes 6-weeks of two/week indoor group workouts with Coach Zach in Nebo’s new Wahoo KICKR Studio. You’ll get a full training program and participate in a series of clinics and outdoor gravel road training rides, a warm-up gravel event — all to get you ready for succeeding in the 100 miler event on May 12 in Ludington, Michigan! Come in to see us to get all the details about this program. Price is $435 which includes all coaching, indoor training sessions, clinics, and event support!

Winter Indoor Training Program

For over nine seasons, our Winter Indoor Training Program has provided participants a fun, structured, rigorous, coach-led indoor cycling program to get them in prime shape before the outdoor cycling season starts. Using our new Wahoo KICKR Studio, participants attend at least two instructor-led, indoor group workouts per week. Get details on our website page Wahoo KICKR Studio. IndoorTraining

This program is recommended for BOTH the advanced and beginner rider! We have seen beginner riders use their time indoors with their coach and other riders to absorb technique, to learn, and to gain the fitness and confidence to take their outdoor cycling to a whole new level come March or April!

 

Functional Threshold Power (“FTP”) Testing — $75

When training, it’s good to know what is happening physiologically. You may have heard riders talking about riding in “Zone 3” or “tempo” or having an “FTP of 200 watts”. Our Functional Threshold Power (or “FTP”) test breaks this all down for you and is ideal for determining baseline fitness levels. Based on your test result, we provide you with training zones (based on heart rate and/or power) that you can use in your training and planning to track progress over time. Your Functional Threshold Power or FTP is most often defined as the maximum power you can maintain without fatiguing on your bike for an hour. When you can raise your FTP, you know you can hang longer with the group on the training ride or hit with confidence those muscle-shattering hills late in a race.

Our FTP test is $75, takes approximately one hour, and involves warming up and testing on your bike while set up on our CompuTrainer system — from which we gather an excellent set of accurate data and generate your training zone chart. You will need your bike, your riding clothes, a towel for sweat, a water bottle, and a strong will!