Real Science, Real Simple: Tailwind Coaching

Tailwind Coaching was born out of a need to find the minimal effective dose of training to get results in limited time.  Frustrated with traditional coaching concepts, I set about applying concepts from my degrees in Exercise Science, Chiropractic medicine and Pharmacology to write my own training plans and coach myself.  I may not be a ex-ProTour rider, an Olympic Coach or even a prolific race winner, but I am something that most coaches are not: a regular guy just like you who has a job, a family and a desire to be a stronger cyclist.

My training concepts are driven by a complex understanding of physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics and exercise prescription, designed to maximize fitness and minimize time commitments and help you be healthier, happier, STRONGER cyclists.

Because every athlete’s physiology is unique, so is every individual training plan I write. When working one-on-one with a client, I tailor plans directly to their strengths and weaknesses.
When designing each downloadable plan, my goal is simple: to maximize your cycling potential in the shortest possible amount of time. While not tailored specifically to each person, they will provide huge fitness gains through sound science and training techniques.
You’ll be able to learn fundamental cycling skills in a controlled, indoor environment under high intensity circumstances. Then take those skills out on the road and use them to dominate your ride.
If you want to hire a coach but you don’t think you can afford it, consider my Training Plan Support option. This option, coupled with my downloadable training plans, gives you coaching access at an affordable cost.

I strive to provide my athletes, clients and podcast listeners with the best possible blog and podcast content and training plans.  Here’s what my listeners and clients have to say:

Nothing beats the feeling of returning to a group ride only to have others point out how strong I’ve become and that I keep the men on their toes. The hard work is paying off, as is the expert training advice from Coach Rob and Tailwind Coaching.
Coach Rob’s Battenkill training plan took me to a 2nd place at Battenkill last year…hoping to take it one more step this year! Coach Rob’s podcasts and training plans are easy for me to relate to and just make common sense.
I wanted to shoot you a quick thumbs up on your Unbreakable core module! I injured my back pretty bad the tail end of last summer with bad stupid lifting form and lost the end of my racing season. I’ve been to both chiropractors and a regular MD with little to no insight as to what’s wrong. I’d made little to no progress in healing until recently when I started your core plan and things started to get a lot better. On top of starting the healing process, your plan has also given me insight that my issues may not even be my back but psoas pain/tightness.
I’m hoping for a solid race season this year.
Thanks Rob!
Matt B.
This is the second round of training that I have done with Coach Rob using training plan support with his downloadable plans. I find the plans are easy to follow and having Coach Rob answer any questions or concerns I may have is a great help as well as a great motivation at a awesome price. I not going to kid you: the training will hurt, but you WILL go faster. What’s more is I have shed 15 kg’s in under year working with Coach Rob.
Coach Rob does a nice job of walking through concepts of cycling in a systematic and methodical way. I especially enjoyed the Beginner Group Rides and VO2 Max podcast episodes. His advice seems supported by personal experience training and coaching at a competitive level, yet he explains complex concepts in an accessible way. I’m looking forward to catching up on past podcast episodes and encourage you to give this podcast a try.
Listening to the Tailwind Coaching podcast helped me move my way up the peloton this season. The keys to effective training are thoroughly covered, and each podcast covers one or two specific topics in training, so it’s easy to find what interests you specifically.

It’s a must listen if you’re serious about training to achieve your potential.

T. L.
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