New Season, Try a New Approach
Last season is roughly a month old and your motivation for next season is higher than ever. This is a very common trend that surfaces this time each year. The purpose of this blog it to offer up a new perspective with correlating data points to help you make this coming year your best. As you go through the substance below and begin to map a plan be realistic but most importantly, be honest...
Without fail every October and November conversations surrounding strength training for cycling always surface. The purpose of this blog is to touch on the why behind a focused strength training plan and offer up a template allowing you to construct your own plan. Much like your on the bike cycling specific training, your strength work should focus on your weaknesses and properly equip you to meet the demands of events you will see in 2016. Before we dive in its important to...
Training to the demands of your Event- Part 2
The initial blog was dedicated to taking advantage of technology and the various web based tools allowing one to train to targeted events and the relevant demands. To revisit the post, click here-Training to the demands of your event (Part 1). Anyone that has targeted an event and met or exceeded their goals recognizes that having the power to deliver a result is a fraction of what goes into the preparation...
Train to the demands of Your Event (Part 1)
A power meter and the correlating software allow one to cater their training to marque events with surgical like precision. Strava, Garmin Connect, and Training Peaks house all information needed to develop a plan centralized on growing potential limiters as they align with the physiological demands of the events you are targeting. In this two part series we will address the finite points and process specific to preparing you for your...
In the previous bloghttp://www.getyourpowerup.com/what-does-is-really-take/ we identified what sort of power is needed to win on the highest level in this state. Now that we have recognized the benchmarks, let’s look the types of training and timing that went into getting these results. In doing so, I’m attempting to offer up tangibles that you can use to plan and analyze your own training/racing files.
In 2014, both athletes followed what’s called the periodized training model. To learn more about that approach, click...
A good coach improves your ‘game.’ A great coach improves your life. Sign on with Patrick Sansbury, and you just might get more than you bargained for! He is a coach that believes in the abilities of his athletes, more than they do at times. His philosophy is to live in the process while helping us to attain our goals. The unforeseen bonus is that the process changes YOU for the better along the way.
With a forthright style coated in genuine affection for his athletes, Patrick is unparalleled in his knowledge of training with power and is like a surgeon in the precision of the training plans he creates for your individual needs. My initial goals of understanding training with power, increasing my speed and power on the bike, and becoming a smarter racer were met and exceeded.
After being hit by a car in 2016 and being blessed to be alive, Patrick said you will come back even stronger. And this I did. A coach and athlete team is a powerful force. Trust the process. Do the work. If you have what it takes to be committed to a plan even when it sucks, then this man will get you where you want to go. Think of what you would like to achieve, and he will provide the path to get you there.
I still can’t believe it … I’m a USA National Champion but my coach Patrick at pinnacle coaching always did. This has been a two-year focus adding half a dozen state titles and the fastest time trial posted in all categories this year.
I’m a long-time cyclist; and although I’ve been successful, I have also been unpredictable. Pinnacle coaching provided me with the structure, discipline, and realistic profile of my capabilities. With that structure came a new sense of awareness that has changed me in profound ways.
It has transcended physically, psychologically and in a spiritual strength. Having have had many coaches over the years I feel a sense of gratitude in the professionalism and invested approach provided.
Alex Zambrana, 2017 National Champion
I have enjoyed the sport more and have been able to reach my goals in events. I … would not have without the strength and confidence the Pinnacle program has helped me gain.
The biggest lessons I’ve learned was how to be consistent and it paid off with a GC win — something I’ve never done before …
This was the first race I wasn’t just satisfied with just finishing but actually trying to go for the podium. Thank you for all that you have done!