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Increase your VO2 Max Power in 6 weeks! (7-10 hours/week)

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Simon Kessler

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6 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Plan Description

“Increase your VO2 Max power with science based proven training!”

Training plan description: Are you looking to increase your "race" fitness in a short amount of time? Maybe you want to be stronger on your local group ride or smash some of your personal power or Strava records?

This 6-week training plan is designed to increase your V02 power and fitness in a short amount of time with proven training based on science. The training plan is designed in blocks of 2 weeks followed by an easier week before starting the next block. The first two weeks have a threshold focus while the final 3 weeks are designed to increase your V02 max. A weekend group ride can be included each week (or the alternative session prescribed).

The training is with Power and is designed in the Workout Builder format which provides your personalized power zones in each training session which are calculated automatically from your Threshold number inputted under settings. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session sync to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.

Designed by former professional and multiple national champion coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, coach Simon has coached for 25+ years and has enjoyed an incredible track record as a coach which includes state and national champions on multiple continents in road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and gone on to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan, you receive 30+ years of top-level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.

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Plan Features

This training plan starts on a Monday

The plan is reusable an unlimited amount of times

Power testing protocol included with the plan

This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)

Designed with the latest Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with your personalized power intensities automatically displayed for each session

Your day's training session appears automatically each day on Garmin, Wahoo, Zwift, TrainerRoad, and more.

Weekend group ride option

Additional instruction and coaching via our client-only FB group

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
8:20 hrs 2:57 hrs
Day Offx2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
8:20 hrs 2:57 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Simon Kessler

Simon Says Cycling

Do you want to make real improvements but are often left frustrated with your progress?

Coach Simon Kessler's proven track record (since 2001) has helped everyday cyclists and professionals achieve their goals and attain new levels of satisfaction and fulfillment in their cycling.

Our training plans combine real-world experience with sports science and years of experience coaching cyclists from beginner to professional.

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