CX Off Season 24 week Plan : CX Resistance Training + 12 weeks of Sweet Spot : Basic

Average Weekly Training Hours 07:51
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 07:51
Training Load By Week

CX Off Season Resistance Training + Sweet Spot “Base” 24 Week training plan. Cycling Specific Resistance Training described here: https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/weight-lifting-for-cycling/
Four Phases of resistance training with accompanying neuromuscular sprint work to accentuate the gym work to make the weight lifting cycling specific with Running and Footwork drills = PLYOMETRICS followed by 12 weeks of Sweet Spot training to increase your aerobic fitness. This plan is your all-in-one plan for the Cyclocross this Off Season!

Increase your Functional Threshold Power this winter with our 10 week training plan. Weight lifting for cycling aka resistance training ‘works’ and we’ve been coaching cyclists thru the following 4 phase, cycling specific resistance training program for 15 years. During this weight lifting program, cyclists build muscle (heavy lifting), train that new muscle to produce great force and then thru neuromuscular sprint workouts teach that new muscle to fire at speeds specific to cycling (high velocity lifting). “Speeds specific to cycling” is the secret sauce of this program and this weight lifting is made cycling specific by the velocity of the lifts plus the neuromuscular sprint workouts that are coupled to the Strength and Power Phases.

This plan is perfect for the cyclocrosser to begin in January, February or March to prepare for the Spring/Summer season.

Questions about this training plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: help@fascatcoaching.com or 720.406.7444

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
Adaptation

Adaptation phase of resistance program:
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Squats, Leg Press & Leg Curl + Strength & Mobility Movements.
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See Resistance Program Attachment (click paper clip icon in the upper right) for more information.

Sample Day 1
0:30:00
Nino Secret Training : 30 minute Circuit Routine

N I N O Balance / Agility / Explosiveness
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Inspiration & Explanation: https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/ninos-circuit-training/

All Movement are 20 sec "on" ALL OUT, 20 secs "off" > move onto the next circuit , round n round for 30 minutes:
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1. In a Plank position with the Viper (5kg) underneath your chest on the ground: Slide the viper back n forth on the ground alternating hands.
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2. Stand on Balanced Board (juggling optional :) Move side to side balancing the entire time
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3. With a Medicine Ball 2kg between your feet/ankles: Move your legs with knees locked out from side to side on your back but never touch the ground
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4. Sit on Balance Board: hands out to the side, knees up like a crunch - 'rock' back n forth
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5. Sit on Balance Board with hands on either side of the board > backs of feet on 5lb weights: while balancing, elevate your butt off the board and slide your feet on the weights, up and down towards and away from you all the while your butt is off the ground, hands on holding you up balancing on the board (diabolical!)
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6. Hula Hoop! Up Level is Hula Hooping on the Balanced Board
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7. With Old Handlebar overtop a skateboard get in a plank like position with feet on the Pedalo: 'pedal' 10 feet forward and then 10 feet backward, back n forth
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8. Balanced Board Planks and PushUps with 2kg Barbells: alternate between a pushup and then raising the barbell with your right arm/then left arm up to the ceiling (similar to the moves you do in YOGA :)
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9. Medicine Ball Extensions: Lying on your stomach on a bench above your waist take a medicine ball between your feet/ankles and raise/lower it
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10. Balance board "recovery"
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11. Shoulder & Core "Inchworms": with knees on a bench or couch and hands on the Pedalo , pedal all the way out to a fully outstretched plank and then 'pedal' back, raising your butt up: back n forth
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12. Sit on Balance Board (Repeat # 4): hands out to the side, knees up like a crunch - 'rock' back n forth
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13. Box Twist Plyometrics w/ Old Handlebar: Jump off the box twisting in the air, landing in a squat position and back up on the box (also twisting). The secret sauce is for your feet to be on the ground for only a split second, as fast as possible
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14. Standing on Balance Board (juggling optional :)
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15. Swiss Ball Squats (diabolical!): with your handlebar and medicine baal with a rope , stand on a swiss ball, hold the medicine ball out in front of you and squat (yes, squat)
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16. Bike Balance Board for "Recovery": One foot forward and one foot backward to mimic descending. Alternate with the other foot forward
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17. Single Legged Stair Jumps - on one leg hop up an entire flight stairs as fast as possible, alternate between single leg right and left leg hops and then both legs together - ALL for 1 flight each (so 3 trips UP)

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
52.1TSS
Muscle Tension Interval 3 x 6 minutes

3 x 6 minutes ON; 5 minutes OFF
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Muscle Tension's load your legs with forces similar to those you will encounter in the weight room or on climbs. These intervals are several minute, seated, big-gear, low-cadence efforts.
• These intervals are best done on a stationary trainer with the resistance set to HIGH
• Choose a big gear that is hard to push between a cadence of 40-60 rpm’s, 53 x ___
• This is more of a muscular workout than an aerobic workout. It is not a wattage-based workout. However, if your effort is too hard you will dilute the strength-building effects and transform the workout into a threshold-type exercise. Keep watts in the Zone 3/Sweet Spot.
• Work on pushing with your quads and pulling with your hamstrings—pedal “circles”.
• It is imperative for you to let your coach know if this workout aggravates your knees


For more information please READ: https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/muscle-tension-intervals/

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
Adaptation

Adaptation phase of resistance program:
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Squats, Leg Press & Leg Curl + Strength & Mobility Movements.
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Add 5-10lbs to your load per workout, starting from where you left off the last Adaptation workout.
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See Resistance Program Attachment (click paper clip icon in the upper right) for more information.

Sample Day 3
0:10:00
REVO Strength & Conditioning :: Skate & Hydrant

Standing Activation
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Hydrant :: Hold 30- 45 seconds and perform 10 reps immediately after, both sides
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY7v_SpDxcc
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Skate :: same as above
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MElyAbCbmGM
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Couch stretch ::Hold 2 min, every day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GEnBM6BGYg
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Sample Day 5
1:00:00
Adaptation

Adaptation phase of resistance program:
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Squats, Leg Press & Leg Curl + Strength & Mobility Movements.
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Add 5-10lbs to your load per workout, starting from where you left off the last Adaptation workout.
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See Resistance Program Attachment (click paper clip icon in the upper right) for more information.

Sample Day 6
1:30:00
82.4TSS
Muscle Tension Intervals: 3 x 8 minute

3 x 8 minutes ON; 4 minutes OFF
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MTi’s load your legs with forces similar to those you will encounter in the weight room. These intervals are several minute, seated, big-gear, low-cadence efforts.
• Next best is the stationary indoor trainer
• Choose a big gear that is hard to push between a cadence of 40-60 rpm’s, 53 x ___
• This is more of a muscular workout than an aerobic workout. It is not a wattage-based workout. However, if your effort is too hard you will dilute the strength-building effects and transform the workout into a threshold-type exercise. Keep watts in the Zone 3/Sweet Spot.
• Work on pushing with your quads and pulling with your hamstrings—pedal “circles”.
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• It is imperative for you to let me know if this workout aggravates your knees!
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For more information please READ: https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/muscle-tension-intervals/

FasCat Coaching
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FasCat Coaching

FasCat has over 14 years of experience coaching road mountain cyclocross and multisport athletes, mostly between of 30 - 60 years old. "Working men and women" that need balance and flexibility for whatever life throws at them. Before we design any training program we consult with the athlete first - how much time do you have to train - what do you have coming up?

We coach thru a custom designed training plan, monitor your progress thru your data and give feedback based on our expertise.