Training and Performance
Classes are formulated using the background and knowledge of a variety of resources and in conjunction with Computrainer, RacerMate the manufacturer of the Computrainer has near unlimited resources available. We have taken the information from many of their sources, scoured the internet and coaching journals for different perspectives, as well as used our practical knowledge and what has worked for us in the past.
Our sessions are for Pros and beginners and everyone in between.
What makes us believe in the Computrainer is that workouts are measurable, repeatable, and they are precise! It is an awesome training tool for anyone who rides a bike. You don’t need to be a racer and we don’t talk to you like one. We cater to your individual needs and not some ideal that all cyclists want to race.
Use a Computrainer because time is money…in the bank!
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All of our sessions begin with a 40 minute effort that has been used by trainers and coaches for years to determine your current baseline fitness level which we refer to as Threshold. Using your threshold you will ride for six weeks using a protocol designed based on years of use of the Computrainer and with the knowledge of professionals in the amateur and professional cycling world. On the eighth week we will measure your threshold again. Although we normally see an increase in threshold from test to test the goal is to build and learn over time. Using the techniques we provide and a commitment to riding, improvement will come.
Each eight week session is specifically designed for the time of year which it is offered. Our summer program is significantly different from our winter programs as they mirror the riding we do in and along the Wasatch front of Utah but because you are always pedaling on a Computrainer we turn your two and half hour ride into a 70 minute ride.
- Cost of the 8 week session is only $150, cheaper than a spin class and spots fill up quickly.
- You can also pay by the visit. Cost is $25 and your spot must be reserved in advance.
- For the rider who wants the maximum results ride as much and as many times as you want during normal operating hours for $200 for a 30 day period.
At 19 Sports we take in a ton of information in order to create innovative and current training programs. We have experience and we are willing to read and learn from others in order to be satisfied with our pursuit of the correct ways. There is plenty of information out there on the internet written by many accomplished people. Let us boil it down for you and provide you with our ideas on how to be a better athlete.
One of my past coaches, Floyd Perry then of USA Baseball, most popular question was, “Why did the dinosaur die?” answer “Because he couldn’t adjust!”
If we don’t listen to ourselves, our athletes as well as other coaches, doctors, trainers, etc. doing the same thing we won’t evolve and move forward. The most important factor in this process is learning from the past and looking toward the future. No one person can possibly absorb all of the information so we look to as much information as we can and work with it towards our goals. Most innovation is as a result of looking at an existing solution a bit differently and adjusting. No we didn’t come up with the interval workout, neither did your coach but both of us use or should use the interval as a tool. Name the new trend and you can trace its origin back to some other innovation.Â Some very smart person gave it considerable thought and found an alternative application, we read or heard about it, tried it and we are bringing it to you.
Below you will find some of that information that we find relevant to our training or that is just plain interesting. Enjoy the read.
Principles of Training
Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
You will not become a better athlete by doing the same training regimen each day. Athletes train by taking hard workouts on one day, feeling sore on the next, and not taking another hard workout until the muscles stop feeling sore.
It’s called the hard-easy principle. If you want to become stronger or faster or increase your endurance, you have to exercise hard or long enough to make your muscles burn. Then your muscles will be sore for one or more days. If you try to exercise hard when your muscles are damaged, you will tear them and the muscles will weaken. If you wait for the soreness to disappear, your muscles will be stronger than they were before your workout. As you continue to take stressful workouts only after the soreness disappears, you will become progressively stronger and faster and have greater endurance. Athletes in most sports train once or twice a day in their sports, but they do not exercise intensely more often than every 48 hours.
There is a difference between the good burning of training and the bad pain of an injury. The good burning usually affects both sides of your body equally and disappears almost immediately after you stop exercising. The bad pain of an injury usually is worse on one side of your body, becomes more severe if you try to continue exercising and does not go away after you stop exercising.