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Build Module

Physiological adaptation chartBuild your fitness fast!​​

Designed to be used in conjunction with my base and peak modules (or any of my specialty modules), the build module is designed to increase your fitness through a series of targeted workouts.

  • 8 total weeks of training
  • 2 rest weeks
  • Raise functional threshold, increase VO2 max repeatability and build muscular endurance
  • Combine with my base module and peak module for a complete season-long training solution
  • Combine with my cyclocross module for a complete cyclocross training solution
  • Workouts are based on Lactate Threshold Heart Rate or Functional Threshold Power (LTHR or FTP) which you can read more about in this post.

About the Author:

After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science/Pharmacology, I continued my education with a doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. As I progressed through my education, I was able to apply the concepts I learned in the lab to my own daily workouts and goals. At the time, I was following some of the principles of traditional coaching and getting mediocre results. Frustrated, I realized that if I could apply all my physiology, chemistry, nutrition and training knowledge, I could “build a better mousetrap” not just for my own training, but for other athletes. With this goal in mind, I started Tailwind Coaching, to help cyclists [with busy lives and limited training time] become stronger, faster, fitter and healthier. And while I may not be a ex-ProTour rider, an Olympic Coach or even a prolific race winner, I am something that most coaches are not: a regular guy just like you who has a job, a family and a desire to be a stronger cyclist.