Have you been inspired by Chris Froome’s Bronze medal in the men’s time trial, would you like to improve your cycling performance, along with building cardiovascular fitness it is essential to include specific strength, core and correct nutrition to enhance performance.

Training the specific muscle used in one particular exercise that resembles the motion of cycling can increase power and can lower heart rate and oxygen consumption.

Strength training can improve power output in a sprint finish.

Strength and core training can help prevent injuries and improve posture and position on the bike.

Strength training will be a combination of upper and lower body exercises, and work on phases such as muscular endurance and muscular strength depending on the phase of cycling training.

The programs will be individual and specific to the individual and their goals.

The programs can include nutrition plans which would be specific to the individual with a breakdown of calories and macronutrients- Protein, Carbohydrates for optimum performance and recovery from the sessions.

To find out more about how specific strength training and correct nutrition can be vital for optimum performance book an initial consultation, which will include health check, posture assessment to assess for any muscle weaknesses, tightness and imbalances. Current training and Nutrition and goals. This will provide the base to write a specific training plan.

Below is a Testimonial from Alan Green who is a cyclist and rides long rides of 80-100 plus miles along with shorter ones and watt bike training:

Dear Bridie,

As we reach the penultimate week of our ten-week plan, I would like to thank you for your excellent help and support sincerely. When we met nine weeks ago, I was seeking help and advice to ensure that I was eating correctly to ensure that I optimised the performance for my cycling hobby.

You have gone above and beyond all expectations! I have lost weight, lost body fat and made vast improvements with my cycling. I have completely changed my eating regime. I now eat much better and understand the nutritional benefits of different food groups. I now vary my diet based on expected activity levels, and this has helped massively.

My dietary changes have filtered through to the family and smoothies are now part of the standard breakfast menu. My family has never consumed so much fruit, veg or nuts before! Now we enjoy daily.

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