Raynes Park, Greater London, Greater London(7 Reviews)
CPS In-Motion is a specialist endurance coaching and physiological testing service for cyclists and runners. We provide comprehensive expert support to all levels of performance athletes, internationally, looking to excel at their discipline of choice. Our focus is always on clients goals and their journey to success.....shared. We also support other coaches and practitioners for guidance and best practice in advanced sports science and robust lab testing.
As Principal Scientist (BASES) and head of performance coaching, my background is in applied physiology, whole body metabolism and muscle biochemistry. We use modelling-based performance analysis to dictate OPTIMA-L training at the individual level. CPS In-Motion designs effective programmes to hit significant objectives time-after-time yet minimise the impact to work and family life, yet still achieve exceptional results, and long-term performance improvements.
Our background in elite Road-Racing, Time-Trial, Marathon and Duathlon means we have a powerful practical understanding which we successfully apply to diverse clients, with challenging objectives as part of our revelationary process and OPTIMA+L training system, regardless of event.
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CPS In-Motion Q&A
How do you help your clients achieve their fitness goals?
CPS In-Motion dynamic programmes are designed to fit with an individuals training history, fitness profile (baseline assessments) and work/life routine to maximise the probability of prime performance on time for their event, or series of races. This is achieved through extensive analysis and responsive/ adaptive approach to training session completion, compliance, recovery, nutrition and stress management. Training intensity and duration fits with precious expendable time available rather than an obligation to complete unrealistic work-outs which accumulate fatigue and stress, which is the quickest route to client non-compliance. Each programme is unique to an individual, and is an enjoyable and revelationary journey for myself and my clients as each relationship becomes a learning process to build upon further, without wasting time nor energy.
What’s the secret to getting the body of your dreams?
Typically, endurance sport doesn't really concur with a stunning physique. However, it is ALL about body composition. When you achieve an optimal power-to-weight ratio, then your percentage fat will be relatively low, and your lean mass and muscle quality very prominent. Overall strong cyclists and runners are perceived not to have a great amount of upper body strength, but this may be considerable at the start of a season and decline over time, as muscles become more economical and efficient.
What do you love most about your job?
There are multiple reasons for why I feel that I excel at performance coaching and providing the objectivity my clients require to smash their events and the competition. I live vicarously through each client and put myself in their shoes, so I feel like I am winning when they do! Poor results are as much as a disappointment to myself as they are to those who have put in the hard work, so I generally work hard to avoid those, and understand how each clients longer term athlete development is progressive.
The main challenge for myself, is to profile the athlete throroughly and assess the event demands and design a programme to address those and the physiological attributes, i.e. their strength and and weaknesses. This typically takes place during the initial rapport building period of a programme which I enjoy and so do my clients, as this is a chance to convey what is expected over the coming months. Clients tend to realise quickly that I build a plan around them, and so training and coachng really isn't about being the monsterous dictator that traditional coach profiles were perceived as...modern physiology has come a long way, it's all about frequency, intensity and duration at the right time....in essence minimum dosing for maximum training effect!
Then of course there are the client events, after all the hard work has passed...to be honest, this can be a sensitive period for both as the important events approach, and so specific training may need to be fine-tuned to increase the probability of reaching form and peak performance at the right time...but in general this is planned from the start of the programme.
Finally, the rewards come when I get the messages from clients on Sunday afternoon, and see their names or photos with big smiles....sharing that is tremendous, as I can say I have succeeded in many types of races, although perhaps not me personally! The main thing is that performances are appraised so that clients can get even more out of themselves for next time....but with lasting, not temporary results.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Having spent a good few years in the lab, I was aspiring for more front-line interaction. In my spare-time I was formulating the principles of physiology and lactate kinetics (hence lactate threshold training) from the etensive new paradigm work conducted by Gladden, Brooks and Faude etc. I realised that I excelled at translating performance training to my peers, and taking this forward to share with anyone who wanted similar substantial results and a greater return on time investment seemed a pretty natural progression. I first implemented performance services for Cadence Performance, UK, although I soon realised that I would only be free to apply the relevant principles under my own direction, to get the most from my clients and provide the quality of service I would expect from a sports scientist with a high calibre background.
I now enjoy working closely with my core clients, and feel I offer not only a unique performance training solution, but also an investment into preventative medicine for their long term health and well-being, which ultimately is priceless. This gives me a strong sense of satisfaction, especially when clients learn how their physiologies respond and adapt to critical training stimuli.
Why should our clients choose you?
Many typical reports from coached clients often complain they aren't achieving the results they should be, or feel their current client-coach interaction isn't sufficient, which is usually too late in their programme to correct. I am one of the few exercise physiologists who are able to apply the fundamentals of sports science, with practical effect to diverse athletes and challenging cases. I work intimately and proactively to maximise success at every step.
All of my previous clients merit my performance services based on achieving a 100% success rate with a low number of clients over any one season, for a very personal service, as endurance training should be. My unique background is in muscle biochemistry, applied physiology and elite level cycling, all the elements required for understanding how any individual can reach prime cycling, rapidly and on time for their event(s).
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