MTB XC (Cross-Country) Base Phase (Novice, Beginner, 12 weeks) Lose Weight, Gain Strength

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 06:54

This plan gets you stronger and leaner, while building your endurance engine!

This is a beginner plan for people who want to lose weight and gain strength and have about 7 hours per week to train. Mountain biking is all about power to weight ratio. This plan is for the athlete that has some weight to shed before the season starts, or just someone who wants to maximize their early season watts per kilogram.

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Sample Day 1
1:00:00
MTB Strength Workout

Use the endurance workout file attached to here on the paperclip icon on the top right.

Sample Day 2
0:45:00
22.6TSS
Easy Ride, Zones 1-2, 45 min

Zone 1 is recovery - easy spinning.
Zone 2 is aerobic - little harder but not so hard that you are out of breath.

Sample Day 3
0:45:00
22.6TSS
Easy Ride, Zones 1-2, 45 min

Zone 1 is recovery - easy spinning.
Zone 2 is aerobic - little harder but not so hard that you are out of breath.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
MTB Strength Workout

Use the endurance workout file attached to here on the paperclip icon on the top right.

Sample Day 5
1:20:00
58.3TSS
Easy Ride, Zone 2

Sample Day 6
1:20:00
58.3TSS
Easy Ride, Zone 2

Sample Day 8
1:00:00
MTB Strength Workout

Use the endurance workout file attached to here on the paperclip icon on the top right.

Steve Clement
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Warp Speed Coaching

Coaching to help endurance athletes reach peak performance. I am a USA Cycling Level 3 certified coach, and I specialize in mountain biking, but I also coach running, trail running, road cycling, triathlon and cyclocross.

I can coach diabetic endurance athletes. As a type 1 diabetic, I know diabetics have their own individual struggles and I can help maximize results while taking into account an individual's issues using training, diet, and recovery.