ABOUT THE PPG ENDURANCE SPORTS PROGRAM
The PPG Endurance Sports program takes a multi-faceted approach to preparing you for competitive or recreational endurance events. We are able to take all of the guess work and wasted miles out of your training, replacing them with a program designed for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. We monitor and evaluate every aspect of your competition prep to ensure you are fresh, injury free and ready to compete come race day.
By combining a sophisticated (but simple to implement) heart rate training protocol with a specifically designed strength and nutrition program we are able to produce incredible results while avoiding many of the injuries and ‘burnout’ typically associated with endurance training.
Many athletes are quite understandably sceptical as to the benefits of gym based strength training for endurance sports. This is unfortunate as appropriate strength training can help prevent injury and quickly provide significant improvements in endurance performance.
- If two athletes weigh exactly the same amount, the one who is capable of producing more power for longer will win the race. A properly designed and executed strength training program will significantly improve your power to weight ratio.
- A stronger muscle will require a lower proportion of its maximal force potential to move your body towards the finish line with each step or pedal stroke, using less energy and therefore providing better fuel economy.
- A more powerful leg will put more force into the ground or pedal, propelling you a greater distance with each step or revolution meaning less steps or strokes will now be required to cover the same distance.