Principles (Four Fast Facts)

Elite Endurance endorses these four unique training principles:

#1 The aerobic engine is the cornerstone of success in endurance sports.

And, we are not professional athletes who have 25-30+ hours to train each week. We train specifically for our own goals. I have found that utilizing both sweet spot zones gives you the most bang-for-your-training-buck. Sprinters, climbers, MTBers, club riders, cyclocross specialists, time-trialists, road racers, stage-racers¬†–¬†no matter what type of rider you are, having a V12 aerobic engine is of immense importance.

#2 The more you remain in an aerobic state, the more efficient and more linear you will perform.

While competing in a road race, hammering during a group ride, blasting climbs in a cross-country MTB race, or suffering through an Ironman, the more you remain in an aerobic state, the more efficient and more linear you will perform. Pushing bigger gears (“mashing” at a low cadence) throws your body into a lactate state more quickly than if you churned a smaller gear (“spinning”). Elite Endurance believes that if you train your aerobic engine to the maximum, relying more on your heart and lungs than the muscles in your legs, when the winning move is made in a race, you will be there, ready to counter. Ride stronger, longer.

#3 Lifting weights and completing specific on-the-bike force drills results in cumulative and long-lasting effects on your performance.

Lifting weights and completing specific on-the-bike force drills results in cumulative and long-lasting effects on your performance. However, the trick is to lift like an endurance athlete, not a weightlifter. Just like the cycling training, the gym work is progressive and periodized, designed around your racing calendar and peak events. Benefits: you will avoid injury, you will strengthen your core, you will maintain muscle density during the season’s peak, you will develop more confidence, and your mindset will remain fresh as all workouts aren’t on the bike. Most importantly, you will ferociously increase your power, acceleration, endurance, and recovery abilities. FACT: Elite Endurance athletes “lift” in a unique manner and are faster because of it.

#4 Find the true strengths in each athlete

Many athletes follow training programs to increase lactate threshold, endurance, sprint speed, time trial power. As a coach, one of my primary goals is to find true strengths in each athlete — not just helping them peak for goal events, but finding events that truly suit them. With thorough training analysis, we are truly able to pinpoint your “A” events, which will allow you to operate on a completely different level, allowing you to discover your full potential.

Discover your potential — BE ELITE.