Off-season Team Training Starts

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).

Giddy Up!