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  • What level of fitness do I need?
    There is no right or wrong answer here. Every rider has a different level. Some already have a high level of fitness and target podium places. Others are only just starting out and setting themselves an endurance challenge that they just want to finish. The most import aspect is that your training is effective, manageable and customised for you.
  • How long do I need to commit?
    Whilst there is no minimum commit period for our plans, for an endurance event, race or a noticeable improvement in fitness and strength, you should allow 12 - 16 weeks to be ready. One of the most important aspects of structured, effective training is consistency. Giving yourself adequate time to prepare enables you to build gradually and minimise the risk of over training and injury.
  • How many hours a week will I need to train?
    Training needs to be achievable and that’s why our training plans are designed in consultation with each athlete. There’s no point designing a 10 hour a week training plan if you only have 6 hours a week to spare. Many riders place too much emphasis on quantity and not enough on quality, often training too much. A good coach will ensure that the time you have available is being used effectively. It’s about making the most of the time you have.
  • Do I need a power meter or heart rate monitor?
    No you don't. However, having both of these tools when used correctly will provide a much clearer level of insight into your training and performance. Our training plans can be written to include power, heart rate or perceived rate of exertion (RPE). Even if you have a power meter, the ability to measure your performance by feel is extremely important, so our workouts often include RPE guidelines as well.
  • Do I need an indoor trainer?
    No. However an indoor trainer can be a great option when it’s cold, wet and dark. They can also be very effective when you have limited time. So whilst you definitely do not need one, we highly recommend the use of one to support your training schedule.
  • Can I still do social rides with mates or my clubbies?
    Absolutely. It's super important to continue to enjoy riding your bike. If you have regular rides that you love, we can incorporate them into your plan.
  • Does it matter where I live?
    No, absolutely not. PowerHub Coaching is based in North West Sydney but we have worked with athletes across Australia as well as the U.K. Using the internet and tools like TrainingPeaks, Zoom and email - athletes can be based anywhere in the world.
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