Pontiac, MI , United States
I offer cycling coaching to juniors of all levels, and intermediate or higher competitive cyclists looking to gain fitness, complete a dream event, or win their next big race. I am knowledgeable in training methods with heart rate and power, as well as human biomechanics, exercise physiology, and sports nutrition.
I have a degree in Human Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Science , I regularly read about training modalities, nutrition, supplementation, etc. to determine the most effective training strategy for each athlete, track and analyze metrics to quantify fitness and recovery, and have a passion for learning and having my training philosophy challenged. I have been involved in research with the BEAR Lab (Biomechanics, Ergonomics, and Abilities Research) at OU and I am currently working on a research project with one of the OU Professors and BEAR Lab research leaders on developing a prototype portable metabolic gas analyzer to be used for clinical grade VO2 max and related measures without the need for large, stationary lab equipment.
With over 15 years of riding across many disciplines, I understand the physiological and psychological requirements for every athlete regardless of what they are training for. I have competed in races ranging from the shortest, highest intensity Keirin racing to all day mountain bike ultra endurance races, and riding enduro mtb to epic 12 hour gravel rides.
USAC Level 3 Coach
Bachelor's degree in Human Health Science, Exercise Science at OU
Several MI State championships, Midwest Regional Championship, and a US National championship
Athletes I have worked with have achieved several wins in multiple disciplines within our first season together as well as multiple national championship podiums and a win as well.