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Essential Base Build (Higher Volume)

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Essential Base Build (Higher Volume)

Includes Structured Workouts

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

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Carson Beckett

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8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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

Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

This eight-week program is ESSENTIAL for any athlete, any time, and at any level. The base-building principles in this plan are the cornerstone to further training.

It may seem like it is tailored for a specific "type" of athlete, but it is perfect for anyone looking to start their new season off on the right foot, work on the critical basics, or bring a progressive structure to their training routine. This plan utilizes much literature-based training philosophy to create a something that is simple, structured, and lays the groundwork to future training development.

Key focus points of this plan:
1) A balanced weekly structure (two rest or off days)
2) Work on proper movement patterns
3) Strength training
4) On-the-bike strength development
5) Aerobic foundation growth (progressive endurance build)

This eight week program can easily be implemented on the mountain bike and, in fact, is encouraged if that is your main discipline! It can also be easily tailored to accommodate someone needing either less hours or more hours. This plan is perfect for a time-crunched athlete and hovers around that 9-10hr mark and builds to just over it by the end. I aim to familiarize the athlete with a proper, balanced approach to beginning a new cycle of training and provides plenty of strength training assistance.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
08:52:00 04:00:00
Strength x2
00:49:00 00:45:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
08:52:00 04:00:00
00:49:00 00:45:00
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Carson Beckett

Beckett Coaching

From bike shop racing through the junior years, his experience began to grow as he was able to gain a national championship and join European tours, including a couple World Championships. As a U23, he found his experience broadening even more as he took on the task at the pro level, joining multiple World Cup trips and a World Championship and adding a few National Championship podiums to his name. Carson is currently a Pro XC racer for Riders, Inc.

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