COACHING FOR MTB riders:
Training for Mountain Biking is a little different to the road. The specific demands of off road riding mean that workouts need to be tailored to suit. These have been developed by the 2 times Australian MTB coach of the year and fine-tuned through years of experience a data analysis. Many of the best MTB riders in Australia have been coaches by FTP Training, the list is a who’s who of mountain biking, the likes of Josh Carlson, Peta Mullens, Jack Haig, Chris Hamilton, Tasman Nankervis the list goes on. FTP Training has also been the High-Performance Director for the Torq Nutrition Australia Team for many years nurturing and developing the best young talent in the country.
Who does it suit?
- Riders looking to crush their mates in the next MTB race
- Riders looking to smash their PB’s for course times and Starva Segments
- Riders who want a proven structure & process
- Time-poor cyclists who want the ‘best bang-for-buck’ from your limited time training
- Cyclists who want a ‘coach in their corner’
- Athletes who want to push the limits of their capabilities
- Elite athletes wanting to podium at a National Level, World Cup level, and making a living from cycling
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WHAT YOU GET
FTP Training seeks to optimise your performance through constructing an effective training program designed for you to get the most out of each session. Here’s how…
Functional Threshold Testing
FTP Coaches will also from time to time conduct a Power Profile Tests. These tests help to determine strengths and weaknesses across the athletes Critical Power range and guide future training.
DAILY TRAINING PROGRAM
Each day you will be sent a detailed workout description to follow on the road or trainer. Results and analysis of the workouts are tracked via the Today’s Plan platform and subject to the program level reported back to the athlete.
EXPERT COACHING STAFF
We are committed to you. Our coaching staff are trained to go above and beyond national training standards to meet the specific requirements of FTP Training. They are technologically proficient, have a long and successful relationship with bikes and are connected with some of the best bike teams in Australia. Our coaches are dedicated to helping you succeed in any way possible, drawing on the huge pool of knowledge and experience between them to deliver the best coaching experience for you.
Our coaches can offer a range of advice, ranging from detailed data analysis to enable fine tuning of training schedules and fitness tracking to simple things like what to do on a rainy day.
1:1 Coaching Packages
NOTE: All prices are in Australian Dollars. Training programs will take up to 2 weeks to develop after the initial questionnaire is returned and the initial consultation has taken place
Training programs come with a 3 month minimum commitment (paid monthly). Programs go month to month following the first 3 month commitment.
NOT SURE WHICH PROGRAM?
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the main difference in levels?
The main difference is coach interaction & added features. The higher the level the more coach contact hours you have per month. Higher levels also come with added features like data reviews.
Our most popular training program is the silver program – it gives a massive amount of value + heaps of coaching contact for cycling #frothers.
What if I ride in different disciplines? (e.g. MTB & Road)
We offer coaching not only within each discipline, but also across disciplines. e.g. Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Enduro, etc. Simply purchase a 1:1 coaching package in the discipline that you ride in most, & let your assigned coach know so we can target both type of riding styles in your training.
How many hours do I have to train?
We’re firm believers of training smarter, not just harder. It all depends on what you want to get out of your cycling – but we recommend at least 5-6hrs a week to see some measurable progress.
Can I change training levels?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time if you require more interaction with your coach, and you can move down after your first 3-month commitment.
How custom are the training programs?
All programs are custom made per rider based on your questionnaire responses. Depending on what level you purchase determines how much ongoing customisations are made, but they're 100% made for you.
What gear do I need?
At a minimum – a heart rate monitor & a cycling head unit.
We prefer using a power meter over a heart rate monitor – but both can work.
We can accept: MasterCard, VisaCard, and PayPal. Payments are charged automatically each month. A subscription for a minimum of 3 months is required. You can cancel any time after 3 months. Just notify your coach to change your coaching package.
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Ask us about coaching:
I approached Mark at FTP Training in the middle of a race season where I required a coach I could trust to assume my training and racing schedule immediately. His insight and skill as a coach became very evident to me as our initial consultation immediately became a seamless and empathic relationship. Within 3 weeks of establishing this association with FTP Training, I achieved my season goal.