EPC Motatapu - 'No Sweat' introduction

Average Weekly Training Hours 03:33
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 03:33
Training Load By Week
Sample Day 2
1:00:00
General MTB hill ride

This session is a semi-structured ride working on your strength endurance, technical skills and threshold. Get out and let the terrain dictate your work effort.

Plan this ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track and sealed road over hilly terrain. On the up hills, climb at a hard Zone 4 intensity focusing on staying seated as much as possible to develop your strength endurance and efficiency. Use the down hills as a time to recover and work on your technical descending skills.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
General MTB hill ride

This session is a semi-structured ride working on your strength endurance, technical skills and threshold. Get out and let the terrain dictate your work effort.

Plan this ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track and sealed road over hilly terrain. On the up hills, climb at a hard Zone 4 intensity focusing on staying seated as much as possible to develop your strength endurance and efficiency. Use the down hills as a time to recover and work on your technical descending skills.

Sample Day 6
1:15:00
Endurance hill ride

Long MTB taking in long sustained climbs of 10 – 15 min in length. During the climbs focus on climbing at a steady pace both in and out of the saddle. Plan your ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track including some rough 4wd tracks if possible.

Sample Day 9
0:45:00
Active recovery ride

The aim of this session is to help faciliate recovery. It is key that this ride is done at an easy pace. Ride at an EASY zone 1 intenisty either outdoors on a flat road or indoors on a ergo, wind trainer or rollers. Keep gearing/ resistance low and cadence at a comfortable level.

Sample Day 11
1:00:00
Technical ride

Technical MTB ride working on technical riding skills on single track + active recovery.
Keep session at an easy intensity (Zone 1-2) working on those skills that you struggle with the most.
Aim to finish this ride feeling fresh and energised. If your legs feel overly tired cut this session short, head home and rest up.

Sample Day 13
1:00:00
General MTB ride

General MTB ride, plan your ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads and single track including some rough 4wd tracks if possible.

Sample Day 15
1:00:00
General MTB ride

General MTB ride taking in a mix of road and trials. Have some fun playing on some single track and just riding to how you feel

Matty Graham
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Exponential Performance Coaching

My name is Matty Graham, I live in Wanaka New Zealand.

My coaching aim is to provide effective sport science base training programmes and support to help athletes of all levels to perform at their peak and achieve their goals.