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Strength / Preparation Phase Plan (strength training done at the gym)

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GC Coaching

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This plan is geared towards riders getting ready for their base phase and as such should be done after their transition phase. This plan is 12 weeks in duration and features:

Progressive strength workouts, done at the gym. Barbells with heavy weight are a MUST.
Force development workouts.
Leg speed workouts.
A stronger and more stable core / hips with resulting improved force delivery to those pedals!



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x3
3:30 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength x2
0:13 hrs 0:45 hrs
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
3:30 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength
0:13 hrs 0:45 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


Shayne Gaffney

GC Coaching

Shayne is a USA Cycling Level 1 (expert level) certified Coach, Workout Content Editor at Zwift, a USA Cycling Power Based Training Certified Coach, a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach, a US Military Endurance Sports (USMES) affiliated Coach, and USA Olympic Committee Safe Sport certified. He is the Founder of GC Coaching and the creator of Zwift’s “Build Me Up”, “Pebble Pounder”, and “201: Your First 5k” Flexible Training Plans. He has also been involved with Zwift Academy since 2019.

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