8 Weeks to Stronger Climbing! Intermediate Cyclist Training Plan
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Designed by exercise scientist, expert coach and athlete Menachem Brodie, BS, CSCS this program brings you his knowledge, experience, and expertise from coaching endurance athletes from around the globe the last 9+ years. You need your climbing legs, and FAST!
Our Intermediate 8 weeks to Stronger Climbing! Program will help you maximize your climbing abilities by not only giving your energy systems a kick, but also helping to expand the "tools" you have to use on the climbs.
From cadences, to your mental toughness, this program is the real deal!
What kind of riding is in this program?
This program is focused on high intensity intervals during the mid-week rides, Especially the VO2 Max Energy System, along with 1 group ride, and a longer endurance ride on the weekends. Total Ride time per week is 8-10 hours, although weekend rides may be extended up to 60 minutes, should your fitness and schedule allow.
What time of year is this program best for? Base? Build?
An excellent question that we often receive for this program! This program is built to allow you to use it either during your Base Period, or your Racing period leading up to your peak (This program should end 1 week before your peak race). For use during your Racing period/season (build), simply trade out the "Group Ride" for a Road Race or Crit on your calendar. For most Category 2/3/4's you'll see that the Time on the bike, and even the TSS ranges will be fairly comparable. You can decrease the second days ride so as to meet the same TSS for the weekend. While you'll get a different mix of energy systems (due to racing), you'll stay in range for the program to build you up!
Can I reuse this plan through my season?
Sure can! As long as you take 1 week to de-load after the last week of the training program, you can jump right back in and re-use this training plan numerous times throughout the season!
For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.
Purchase of this program includes the Human Vortex Training Interval Descriptions document, which explains how to use your training plan to maximize results, PLUS email access to Coach Brodie at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.
You need your climbing legs, and FAST!
How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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