Launch of the Combine Team City-Rio Strada,Off-Season Team Training Plan.
Monday kicks-off training for members from the Sacramento area cycling teams - Team City and Rio Strada. This committed group is getting the jump on next year's cycling season - instituting off-bike stability and mobility for improved on the bike performance. Its a methodical, attention to detail approach that hit with purpose, diligently and consistently, reaps race-result rewards. While it is pulling teeth to get most endurance athletes to do off-endurance foundational work - it is ultimately the the key to in-sport durability, injury prevention and improved performance.
The plan includes daily training posted on Training Peaks; periodic group training to cover newly introduced elements and ensure proper technique; an exercise video library to provide an at-the-fingertips visual/verbal reference; and coach- individual athlete communication.
The off-season training objectives are - hip activation for improved brain to glute communication - we need to feel it before we can effectively strengthen it; trunk stability - to train and maintain, through endurance that pillar-like, neutral spine in cycling (and running) - creating a sound base to effectively generate powerful movement to the extremities; hip/pelvis/trunk and single leg stability for improved hip, knee, toe mechanical soundness and muscular strength; and movement training to train the nervous system to orchestrate the developed muscular strength to efficiently and powerfully produce and direct linear force in to the pedal (or foot strike).