Individualized and holistic coaching for triathletes
Making you a better, stronger and faster athlete
A race is an opportunity for growth.
Yousuli training system covers posture, technique, your physiological and psychological strength and weaknesses, as well a nutrition and more.
Premium members have tailored training plans available to them, weekly 101 coach access, full VTC access and more.
Have a big goal, train hard, have fun.
Sport performance specialist, orthopedic coach and nutritionist.
"I strive to empower athletes with the tools they need to stay healthy, injury free and achieve peak performance"
How does it work?
Coaching is done online via Trainingpeaks (online and free athlete planning/management platform), phone (video or audio calls), through videos sent from and to the athlete, notes, pdfs and when possible face to face.
Things we need (as early as possible):
A smart phone or a camera to record and send videos.
Running shoes, swim gear and tools, and a bicycle
Smart watches, heart rate monitor, and a power meter.
Simple tools for strength training sessions.
Step 1: "Foundation"
Hand out: "Biomechanics and Swim, Bike, Run testing protocols", ""Swim and Run drills", "Strength program", "Bike fit file"
Only with a proper base, with proper mechanics and technique can we truly achieve performance without sacrificing health.
Clients will send videos of them swimming, running, cycling (on a trainer), standing and performing a few movements.
We use the data from these videos along with results from the foundation interview to create:
Dynamic strength program meant to address muscular imbalances issues and postural issues
Specific warm up and cool down drills for the swim, and the run
Fitting adjustment for the bike.
Step 2: "Assessments"
Hand out: Assessment files.
Assessments are max efforts done for specific duration, as well as outdoor rides and long efforts.
The two first weeks of training are generally centered around assessments. Assessment are also conducted on a monthly basis "informally" and as part of training.
Understand strength and weaknesses
Monitor growth, and modify training
Give us an estimate of Cda (aerodynamics) as well as power.
Contributes to defining training and racing intensities as well as nutrition strategy
Step 3: "Nutrition"
Hand out: "Journal review", "Nutritional Guidelines", "Sweat test", "Fueling plan and Guidelines"
Athletes, during the first month, are encouraged to write down a dietary journal with all of the food they eat.
They can do so using MyfitnessPal, a notebook or a spreadsheet.
Clients every 4 months sweat tests are conducted.
Determine if there is a need to and apply new eating habits based on individual and personal goals
Determine fueling strategy during training and racing
Step 4: "Goals"
Hand out: "Goal: Overview""
Also during the first month, athlete and coach will work toward creating realistic racing goals built around the athlete's capability, and the specificity of the courses.
Races are split into three groups namely
A races: Races where peak performance (max 3 per year)
B races: Races where performance is expected (may improve tactics and racing "mind")
C races: Races no performance is expected (may improve tactics and racing "mind")
With step 1 to 4 properly done - dynamic planning can start
Step 5: "Planning"
Hand out: Online monthly training plan"
Athlete will receive a training plan on Training Peaks, with clear training guidelines intensity for the upcoming month following the athlete's availability, capacity, former compliance to plan, and specific goals.
Maximize performance and "freshness" for races
Address strengths and weaknesses using optimal periodization
Synchronize workout done to training peaks and leave qualitative feedback/comments on specific workout
Monitor and readjust training load
Step 6: "Analysis"
Hand out: Insight, answers, reviews
With enough data coming in (speed, power, heart rate, effort level, etc), we will be able to understand what goes on in specific workouts, why it is happening, how it happens and what will happen if trends are maintained.
Analysis is done on WKO5 (endurance specific analytical software).
Understand what went well or not so well in a race/workout
Evaluate weekly and monthly trends
Offer a better understanding of training and help to monitor and readjust training load
Step 7: "Mind"
Hand out: Cognitive assessment, behavior journal.
We are only as strong as our weakest link. "Cognitive fitness" or mind fitness is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of athletic training and performance. What makes and breaks athletes is what happens in their head. The mind affects everything from being unable to comply to training, feeling of guilt, pressure and crashing during a race. Like everything else "cognitive fitness" can be assessed and trained.
Inability to "dig deep"
Eating behavior issues
Unable to enjoy training and racing
Race related stress
Identify cognitive fitness weaknesses
Create new behavioral patterns
Define strategies for "high stress event"
Step 8: "Tactics"
Hand out: Competition insight, course review,
Triathlon is more than just swim, bike, and run. Course recognition, open water training, transitions and knowing how to beat the competition all fall under tactics.
Triathlon specific training
Course review and specific training
Step 9: "Racing"
Hand out: check up lists, racing plan, post race plan, contingency plan.
In order to minimize racing-week stress, it is crucial to have a clear and easy to follow plan for the week, and for race-day.
You should know what you are going to do the days before, how you are going to eat prior, during and after the race.
You should know how to pace yourself.... in brief you should be "race ready" and feel that this is "a bit like any other week" except more fun.
Check up lists
Race pacing and fueling plan
Post race recovery
Gold memberships include athlete-centered tailor-made coaching.
Unlimited coach access
For more information about perks and pricing check the membership page
*Limited to 10 athletes per year
If you have any questions or are interested in working together and make you a better athlete, send me a message and let's schedule a call!