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London Marathon 2018 – Self-Prescription

London Marathon 2018 – Self-Prescription

Finally I am my own case study once again, feels great. Self-prescription is a novelty for me as a performance coach committed to my clients programme success. But even practitioners need to train like anyone else, counteracting the negative consequences of hours in front of a laptop, to at least maintain some respectable ability even [...]
Achieving Prime Cycling Performance

Achieving Prime Cycling Performance

Intro..   Oliver Williams approached CPS In-Motion in July 2016 with the sole ambition of gaining top form for races in the 2017 season. Ollie had reached what he thought was his peak ability in 2015 having good results in the  Tour of Cambridge, at the 6 stage Giro di Sardegna and Crystal Palace series. Suffering an […]

Performance coaching

Performance coaching

Philosophy In-Motion:   Becoming a good coach isn’t as simple as attending a few courses or reading a few chapters in a book…as I have learnt over the last few years! I hope to share what are considered the general principles of coaching with my unique perspective from experience with numerous and very different athletes. I […]

Master Class: The Science of Ageing

Master Class: The Science of Ageing

Chronological vs Physiological time   None of us are getting younger??…….This could be more commonly regarded as a false statement now. Even as chronological time ticks by, huge advances in the practice of exercise physiology and application of strength and endurance interventions are now ‘demonstrably’ able to reverse diseased or declining physiological states; obesity, type II […]

The Secrets of Peak Performance IV: Strength and Endurance

The Secrets of Peak Performance IV: Strength and Endurance

Concurrent Strength and Endurance Training (S&E)   As a continuation from my last post about improving strength to increase sustainable power through resistance exercise with weights… this post delves into more of the actual training practicalities involved. Performing strength and endurance training promotes a greater volume of Type IIA, more fatigue resistant, high force muscle […]

Compliance and Success

Compliance and Success

Scientists can tend to over think things. Analysing results and being as objective as possible is part of the culture, as to differentiate white from black in a world of grey. Scientific processes [hopefully] use techniques to answer yes / no questions regarding uncertain hypotheses and concepts which may never be understood properly. Using a […]

Critical assessment

Critical assessment

I have highlighted the advantages and benefits of lactate threshold profiling for directing a structured training programme throughout this website. However, I haven’t had much time to emphasise the value of conducting regular Critical Power tests to support peak power output and interval training sessions. As most cyclists will only have a restricted expendable training […]

Supercompensation- is not just a big word.

Supercompensation- is not just a big word.

If I had to choose what I felt was the most important aspect behind any of the principles of applied exercise physiology, then without doubt I would pick Supercompensation above the rest. Supercompensation explains the mechanism behind how we, as organisms, adapt and respond to any physical stimulus, and is therefore fundamental to performance progression. […]

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