Sprint faster on the bike

athlete Sep 06, 2018
 

TIP - Accelerating on the bike and how Pilates can help 

 
After watching the video, here are a couple of things to try when you are out riding:
 
First, use the Pilates powerhouse checklist: shoulders down, belly in, squeeze your butt... concentrate on actively engaging your powerhouse before you take off and on keeping your powerhouse engaged while sprinting. 
 
Now contrast this. Don't use your powerhouse and see how it feels to try to generate power quickly. Be aware of how much extra effort it takes to sprint without your powerhouse.
 
Then once again use your powerhouse to accelerate. Be aware of your increased ability to accelerate faster and maintain the speed with less effort. Let the sprints begin!

How Pilates is helping Jess & Trent "IM 70.3 Worlds"  

WEEK 3 - Jess
This week I noticed a big jump in my training after doing exercises to control glute and hamstring activation, and again getting stronger and stronger with activating my powerhouse ! Out on the bike I’m starting to recognise the difference when my powerhouse is activated as appose to when it’s not. Now I have noticed this big difference its just a matter of getting stronger to be able to maintain this activation.

Again in my long run this week being able to maintain and control my zone 1-2 heart rate at a faster more consistent pace. Just two weeks ago running the same route keeping the exact same average heart rate but dropping the pace by 10 seconds per km and it felt much easier to maintain. 

WEEK 3 - Trent
I feel the more I do Pilates the better I am bouncing back through the week from sessions. I am more flexible and more stronger than ever before.  As well as I am finding that my run is coming through better than ever, just being able to have full body strength getting me a new Pb over the 5 k run distance with the only thing changing is just being consistent with Pilates.

I can’t wait to see what results I can keep on producing. 

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