Our goal is to "MAKE CYCLING BETTER FOR YOU."
Once you're all set up, you'll do the official CINCH Baseline Test, where you will be scored on not only fitness but also execution techniques. The testing protocol helps us to understand where to go first, by identifying your strengths and to spot potential weaknesses so that we can keep them from holding you back in the future. There are many levels within the CINCH FORM training system, and it's crucial that you are given workouts that are right for you in the current moment so that you can start building on who you are today, and not on an imaginary idea of an unrealistic super cyclist.
FORM RIDER TYPES
At CINCH, we have rider 6 rider types who all have unique strengths and abilities. Our programs are built to maximize the potential of our athlete's genetics. Once your rider type has been identified you'll be given workouts that will maximize the efficiency of your workouts for your genetic makeup
We build our athletes training programs on a weekly basis. On Thursday of each week, you'll let your coach know what your schedule will be and how much time you can dedicate to cycling for the upcoming week. Then, by Saturday evening, you're program will be uploaded into your mobile app which can also be accessed by desktop. One cool thing about CINCH Coaching is that we don't restrict communication in any way, in fact, we encourage our athletes to communicate with their coach and ask questions as much as possible through our built-in chat messenger on the CINCH cycling app.
THE 4 PILLARS OF FORM
The Fitness pillar of the FORM Method is built around 11 PowerTrain Performance Zones (PTZ), each with a specific purpose to suit the demands of cycling’s dynamic nature. In any race or group ride you could find yourself using all of the zones. They are like keys on the piano. Every ride is a different song, it just depends on how you play those keys, in what order, and for how long. You wouldn’t want to play the same note for three hours straight, would you?
These 11 zones are split into three categories: Endurance, Threshold, and Explosive.
Through the Execution pillar of the FORM Method, I’ll show you how to take the power output you’re able to produce and use it to the fullest potential. This pillar focuses on our North Star — a five-pointed guide to riding like the pros, even if you aren’t able to produce the same wattage as them. The five points on this star are Power Control, Cadence Control, Body Position, Separation, and Transitional Control.
Following our method, CINCH athletes fuel based on the 3-Sigma Nutrition system: purpose composition, and timing. We provide personalized nutrition programs with recipes that correlate to the workouts, ensuring that CINCH athletes achieve optimal performance and build ideal rider compositions over time.
In the Focus pillar of the FORM Method, I’ll guide you through an arsenal of tools you can use to prepare yourself mentally for any race scenario. The Core Performance Qualities that will give you reassurance and motivation, working like mantras. I’ll guide you through the Vision component of our Focus Foundation, which will help you tap into your purpose and give you perspective on your strengths and weaknesses that will lead you to an outcome that will be meaningful to you.