Weight Loss and Mountain Bike Base Training Plan
Lynda WallenfelsAll plans by this Coach
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Our tried and tested LW Coaching Weight Loss and Mountain Bike Base Training Plan has been updated with TrainingPeaks structured workouts to make the most of both indoor and outdoor riding opportunities. For outdoor training, power (watts), TSS and IF targets can be downloaded to your Garmin. For indoor training, download your plan to your favorite Smart Trainer app such as Zwift, Rouvy or Trainer Road.
This plan is for the cyclist who wants to achieve the double goal of losing weight and building an aerobic base. Once this plan is completed the athlete will be in a perfect position to kick off their best ever race season. Each day has a daily diet goal to check off, a specific training ride and on some days weight loss focused cross training. A little running is in the plan to boost metabolism and hot yoga or Bikram yoga is in the plan to burn off calories.
The bike training part of the plan focuses on building aerobic base with big calorie burning steady continuous type workouts. This plan does not have high intensity sessions due to the weight loss and aerobic base focus.
The goal for this plan is to lose 12lbs in 12 weeks and be ready to take on your best race season ever.
This plan is paced by power (watts), heart rate and perceived exertion. At a minimum, a heart rate monitor is recommended to follow this training plan. A power meter and smart trainer are optional (and highly advantageous) extras. A power meter or smart trainer is not required to successfully follow this training plan.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:38 hrs||4:00 hrs|
|3:09 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:38 hrs||4:00 hrs|
||3:09 hrs||1:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor