Montreal , Canada
I took up road cycling around the age of 17, which guided me through the field of sports science. I then understood that most endurance sports offered something unique : The capacity to validate / quantify someone's progression through data, which was to me the most interesting aspect of training.
Bs.c Kinesiology from University of Montreal, 2013
I've been involved in endurance sports as an athlete and trainer since 2010 using Trainingpeaks as my main coaching platform since 2014
I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to making sure all the needs are met when it comes to reaching a goal. On the other hand, I think that most of us focus on the "marginal gains" before even taking care of the basics. We too often take them for granted and/or don't attribute them enough value.
I've always been geared towards a "all or nothing" approach, which works well with endurance sports. In other words, what's the point of being meticulous about training protocols and buying all the latest gear if you're gonna throw all of that effort through the window by minimizing the impact of recovery.
I take time to exchange with my athletes on a weekly basis, making sure the prescribed training load matches the current physical and mental state capacities. I don't believe in a cookie-cutter approach, since we're as good as predicting the human body changes as we are to predict the weather. In other words, using a combination of intrinsic values (i.e. self perception) & external metrics to assess the progression of an athlete is at the base of the pyramid.
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