Want stronger cycling performance?
Start evolving with TRIBE
There is no feeling like accomplishing feats you thought to be impossible. However, deciding on how to tweak your training to reach new levels can appear an overwhelming puzzle.
The TRIBE membership helps you focus on methods proven to work and selectively apply these to develop your physiology. Together we tailor and enhance your cycling performance.
Get stronger with enhanced training structure
...from evidence-based training plans fitted to your performance level
Your membership includes all of the below plan tiers.
Strength or cycling only
All levels got plans with options for strength training with weights, bodyweight exercises or cycling only.
Achieve enhanced intensity discipline
All plans come with recommended heart rate, power (FTP%) and RPE targets. You also receive tutorials in how to use all three parameters to achieve a tighter control of your training stimulus.
Assemble a tailored yearly plan
Plans come in blocks of 3-12 weeks. Each dedicated to specific physiological targets of development. This allows for easy assembly of a yearly training plan specific to YOUR racing and requirements for development (I'll help you with this if needed).
Sixteen 12-week plans for general and specialised preparation and thirty 1-3 week taper & in-season plans are currently available.
Zwift & Trainingpeaks compatibility
All plans are compatible with Trainingpeaks' free (and paid) accounts. You can export all workouts via TP for upload to Zwift. Plans can also be produced in text format for quick app based access on your request.
What cyclists who work with me are saying about their experience...
A small breakthrough today. I did a 40 min test and averaged 4.96 W/kg on the 40 min and 5.03 W/kg on the 20 min. I think it was pretty close to what I could achieve, but still controlled. If it would've been the 20 min only I could have gone harder, but I wanted the longer duration test.
Johan Van Der Merwe
The past weekend saw the first event after training with you. It as a 12 rider team TT over 180 km. We had a good ride finishing under 6 hr and securing 3rd out of 30 mixed teams. I felt good and rode well and it's no doubt due to the training that I followed. I've done the tutorial sessions and also found the other posts very informative. As are the journal articles that you've linked in all your posts. I enjoy my training very much and feel better for the rest of my work day.
Training started very well in January and continued until my first race goal in August. Unfortunately, I crashed on a fast downhill about 60km into the 120km race and lost a bit of skin. Between that and a colleague puncturing I lost 13 minutes. Beat my time from the year before by over 10 minutes (my goal was to beat my time), so I’m counting that one as a success. All in all the structured program has been very useful.
Very impressed by the quality of your website. Did my 40 min FTP test today. FTP according to WK04 280W, which equals 4.4 W/kg. Not bad for a 52 year old guy I'd say.
Personal coaching when you need it
With TRIBE you get access to 1-on-1 coaching. Contact me and together we tailor your training to create the best possible adaptation and development suited to YOUR situation.
The personal coaching included in TRIBE differs from traditional coaching in that it is "on demand". This means that you make contact when you so desire.
Most typically, members get in touch for help with getting started. We assess your current situation and tailor a strategy for how to approach your season in order to improve. Commonly, people get back in touch on infrequent occasions throughout the pre-season and season whenever they need input or sparring.
From experience, this is sufficient for an individually tailored training process at a far more affordable fee than hundreds of dollars each month.
There is no absolute limit to the number of contacts you can make. Still, a reasonable relationship between your member fee and my time does apply. See FAQ below for further details.
Web course: SCIENCE | Road to 5 W/kg threshold power
This is the book that I always wanted to read. But that no one took the time to write.
So now I've written it myself, in the shape of an online course.
Over 68 reader-friendly lessons I summarise the take-aways from the science of cycling performance. And more importantly, I discuss how you can use this knowledge to get closer to outstanding amateur cycling performances.
This course provides the background knowledge that will greatly improve your training priorities and decision making.
More member feedback...
I have been training away using principles I am learning from your material. And I started the Oman race season in a good spot. My team won the TTT by a good margin and then I finished the first road race in a 6-man 65 km breakaway. Unfortunately, cramps got me at the sprint and I finished 5th. But being in a break like this had long been a goal of mine. The fact that I could hammer away with a teammate and 2 national team riders is motivating me to keep working. As of this week, my form is the best it's ever been and my numbers are trending upwards across the board.
My objective is Haute Route. I have done several HR events in the past (5 in total). I must say I'm really impressed by the wealth of information you're making available. The way it is organised and presented is top!
I really love the road to 5W/Kg course. I already learned more in a few chapters than with all other information I had before. This is really what I was looking for. Merci!
Thank you! Working with you already had a great impact on my training. It forced me to be more deliberate when selecting my sessions and be objective when reviewing my current status vs goals.
You also get loads of bonuses like...
The TRIBE member newsletter walks you through the vast base of resources and serves the highlights on a platter, along with cases and practical tips.
Live presentations with Q&As
Starting February 2022: TRIBE will include monthly live-streaming of presentations on training related topics. Questions will be encouraged and answered throughout the session.
Tutorials for developing experience faster
Tutorials consist of weekly instructions that will prompt you to implement evidence-based strategies to enhance your training execution and recovery between workouts.
Sounds good on paper. But does TRIBE work in real life?
I can say this with confidence. On account that my precursor platform to TRIBE has been achieving great results and feedback since 2016.
One person who exemplifies this was one of the first members. This rider came onboard with a threshold power of 300W and 4W/kg. In other words, a strong baseline performance level, at which each new watt is increasingly difficult to come by.
This rider embraced the concept of combining well-documented training methods, strong principles and solid training structure. Over the next 16 months he added a whole new level to his capacity, testing 376W and a threshold power of 5 W/kg.
This is far from the only example. I've also seen age group amateurs achieve elite VO2 max levels and taking home gold and podiums in national and international championships.
The truly interesting bit is that there are no surprises behind their results. Just training based on modern cycling science, sound principles and strong structure.
With the right help, and some individual tailoring, this is something anyone can achieve.
My promise to you
I can't promise you an FTP of 5.0 W/kg. The magnitude of your results will depend on your training background, your effort and in part by your genes.
However, I can promise you this:
"With TRIBE you will get clarity in how to apply recent science and strong training principles to your training. You will also experience greater motivation and learn how to achieve solid training structure. This sets you up for stronger development. If you use the principles I teach you WILL become a stronger cyclist."
In fact, I am so certain you will enjoy the TRIBE experience that I'll provide the following guarantee:
Sign up to TRIBE and contact me to work out a strategy for how to approach your next season. If you don't see this leading you somewhere great within the initial 30 days, I will refund your purchase in full (simply email me within 30 days of your purchase).
Let's work together to make the next 3 months your best investment in your cycling performance to date.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a power meter to use TRIBE?
Will I get a plan I can follow without making adjustments to it?
Will I get help with fitting a plan to my individual needs?
What is "on-demand personal coaching"?
No trained professional in his/her right mind would provide access to personal coaching for $83 a month???
How often do I need to work out to benefit from TRIBE?
How long do I get access to TRIBE and the included training plans?
Will my membership renew automatically?
What if I join and TRIBE isn't for me after all?
Access the coaching, know-how, plans and skills that help you develop...
Greater threshold power
As a general marker of aerobic performance, improving your threshold power may shave minutes off your 30 to 60 minute efforts (typically long climbs and break-aways).
Greater VO2 max
Increasing your uppermost limit for sustainable aerobic work will increase your performance across nearly all durations - from long transports at a lower fraction of your new maximum, to short hills at max effort.
Greater anaerobic capacity
Improving anaerobic capacity may provide a far greater kick to stay with a group over short hills, attacks and for stronger race-deciding moves.
This is the most under-appreciated and seldomly tested parameter of performance. Realising this and improving your durability may massively improve your race performance, in particular for longer races.