Regardless of whether you are new to the Pivot family or have participated in a previous Pivot training program, welcome! I’m fired up to be a small part of your journey of fitness and passion for riding bikes. For me, they go hand in hand, and the better I am in the gym, the more fun I have on my bike.
This year’s program was designed with the following in mind:
- Simplicity: The need for gear and equipment was kept to a minimum, so you can easily complete the workouts at home.
- Flexibility: Think of this training as a bit of a “choose your own adventure” program.
There are 3 types of workouts you will encounter and they can be categorized as follows:
- Aerobic Capacity
Depending on your goal, each one of these will target different areas of your fitness. If you are looking to gain raw strength and improve power to the pedals, the strength days will be key. You will need access to a barbell and plates, but I figure if you’re in this for the goods, you will already have access or can jump in on a temporary gym membership if needed.
The strength/endurance days combine weightlifting, bodyweight, and at times traditional cardio workouts, and are great for well-rounded fitness, which translates great to all-around capacity on the bike.
Finally, the aerobic capacity days are there if you need some extra work on the long duration efforts. These were intentionally written to be off the bike to change things up a bit, but you’re welcome to do them on the bike as well, if you like.
Lastly, you will see our weights listed as light, moderate, or heavy. This is relative to each individual and can be thought of on a scale of 1–10.
Weight Intensity Scale: