What is Positional Coaching?
For some cyclists they may become weaker over time due to aging, injury or simply having had some time off the bike. As such their cycling position may need to become more relaxed or adapted to prevent further injury. Others, however, will grow stronger over time and may want their bike position to become more aggressive to maximise performance.
This principle of growth and adaptation links very closely to what, we at PFP, refer to as positional coaching. Positional coaching is about working with an athlete (i.e. cyclist or triathlete) over time to improve their position on the bike. With many sports it takes far more than one lesson to master the techniques required to excel - cycling is no exception!
Who Can Benefit from Positional Coaching?
At PFP we see many athletes who approach us wanting a really aggressive and fast position but lack the strength or flexibility to achieve this at the current time (this is no criticism, we as cyclists have also been guilty of this). However, through targeted exercises, practise and regular feedback these aspirations can become a reality.
From February 2021 PFP will be offering Positional Coaching Packages. These packages will be individually tailored to each athlete dependent upon their needs and goals. For some this may be to become more aerodynamic and increase their speed, whilst for others it may be increasing the sustainability of their current position in order to complete an ultra-distance event.