Frequently Asked Questions
What time commitment will I require?
3 – 4 days per week Strength Training. Each session approx. 40 – 75 minutes.
3 – 4 days per week Cardiovascular/On-bike Training. Each session approx. 15 minutes – 3+ hours.
2 – 3 days per week Mobility/Flexibility work/practice. Each session/practice 15 – 60 minutes.
How does the online training work?
First, you must set up your membership (no charge). You will then have a choice of 4, 8, or 12 week of the MTB, Moto, or Action Sports training. Once you activate your training, you will twice the time of selection to complete. Example; for 4 week training selection, you will have 8 weeks to complete, for 8 week training selection, you will have 16 weeks to complete, and for 12 week training selection, you will have 24 weeks to complete. This should give everyone the additional time for disruptions like work, illness, travel, life, etc..
Why should I train (outside of sport)?
To increase performance, improve injury prevention, and enjoy sports more. This isn’t a theory, but something science and professional athletes can confirm. Typically, our training systems require an investment of approx. 4 – 8 hours per week (depending on the sport and phase of training), a commitment that most athletes and sports enthusiasts find manageable in their lifestyle. Like the performance achieved from high-end and well maintained equipment, those who invest in their fitness can expect the same (most likely more) improvement in their performance. As we like to say ”Swords don’t win sword fights. Sword fighters do.”
How many day per week and how long are workouts?
Depending on the routine, typically 3 – 4 strength workouts per week (approx. 30 – 60 minutes each), 3 – 4 cardiovascular/on-bike workouts per week (approx. 12 minutes – 2 hours), and 2 – 3 stretching sessions per week (approx. 15 – 30 minutes each). Each can be on separate days of the week, or complete both on same day if suits schedule better. In total, approx. 4 – 7 hours per week, again depending on routine.
How do I know or confirm if my fitness is improving during training?
Besides noticeable progression of routine exercises, often new PerformX athletes mention weekly gains on-bike. We also offer optional fitness testing (no additional charge) at start and end of training period, so you can monitor and confirm the level of fitness (strength and endurance) achieved during training.
If I choose 4 or 8 week training options, is it possible to add-on or top-up training for additional period?
Both 4 and 8 week training options can be upgraded at any time, 4 week can be upgraded to 8 or 12 week, and 8 week can be upgraded to 12 week. Pricing is outlined in Online Training details.
What additional details should I be aware of?
- All routines provide detailed exercise instructions, including videos.
- All workouts and exercises are prescribed individual resistance loads and output levels (based on the weight class you select).
- Once online training is purchased, customers will be required to create a membership account (no charge), then they will have access to their individual online training as follows:
4 Week: Once training is scheduled to begin (you set start date), then they will have 5 weeks to complete (we provide 1 extra week due to potential delays in completion). Once expired, you will be required to purchase additional online training to continue (various add-on online training options will be offered to 4 week online training customers once their training is completed).
8 Week: Once online training is scheduled to begin (you set start date), then they will have 10 weeks to complete (we provide 2 extra weeks due to potential delays in completion). Once expired, you will be required to purchase additional online training to continue (various add-on online training options will be offered to 8 week online training customers once their training is completed).
12 Week: Once online training is scheduled to begin (you set start date), then they will have 15 weeks to complete (we provide 3 extra weeks due to potential delays in completion). Once expired, you will be required to purchase additional online training to continue (various add-on options will be offered to 12 week online training customers once their training is completed).
Why should I choose PerformX training?
First, understand we primarily focus on 3 areas of training. 1) strength training, 2) cardiovascular training, and 3) flexibility/mobility work. Yes, the same could be said about many training systems available out there, but what sets us apart, is that our training routines include strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility/mobility individually and collectively within our routines. We also focus on the attention to detail when it comes to performing exercises, as the development of proper athletic biomechanics is key. Through a combination of sports science, and 25+ years of experience, we have proven training system that works.
Why does PerformX training work?
Without giving away the PerformX ingredients, simply put, we focus on developing athletic POWER. Why Power? Because of physics. Power = Force X Distance / Time. Force could be seen as STRENGTH and Distance / Time as ENDURANCE. Through the PerformX training protocol, we focus on elevating an athletes POWER through strength and endurance training. How to maximize the development of strength and endurance, in the shortest, safest, and most effective approach, is the ingredients of our PerformX training system.
How much equipment do I need for training, or do I have to go to gym?
For each routine (4, 8, or 12 week of the MTB, Moto, or Action Sports options), we have a limited or full equipment option. Here’s the list of what’s required for each:
- Limited Equipment (typically home based):
- Dumbbells or kettlebells.
- Strength training pulley system or resistance bands.
- Exercise (Swiss) ball.
- Plyometric box (or suitable for) or free-weight bench.
- Rowing machine (optional; preferably Concept2).
- Full Equipment (typically gym based):
- Barbell & plates.
- Squat rack or power rack.
- Bench press rack or free-weight bench.
- Strength training pulley system.
- Exercise (Swiss) ball.
- Rowing machine (preferably Concept2).
- Plyometric box (optional).
- Note: PerformX members have discount access to Concept2 rowing machines and Ancore Training pulley systems, just contact us for more info.
- Limited Equipment (typically home based):
How do I learn exercises without having a trainer assist me one-on-one?
All routines are supported by detailed instructions, including photo and video (with verbal instruction). We have spent a lot time and planning to provide our members with above standard exercise instructions. Again, our training is highly focused on the ‘attention to detail’.
Is Downhill and Enduro mountain bike training different?
We do not prescribe Enduro and DH training differently, as both have multiple efforts (number of downhill runs vs. enduro stages), multiple on-bike days at an event, similar biomechanics, recovery, and more. We also believe body type and genetics play a bigger role in an athletes performance, so we develop our training around athletes “exploring” their strength and weaknesses. Last, our training is highly focused on developing rider biomechanics, which are very similar between downhill and enduro mountain bike, including body position, the demand of terrain (rocks, roots, drops/jumps, chunder, etc), and physical output (strength, endurance, and cardiovascular).
“Todd has been involved with my training program since 2013. I’ve learned a ton from him and through the ups and downs, he’s always provided a way forward. I believe in his approach and the attention to detail. I’ve gained a lot of confidence working with him over the years because I know that if I’m willing to put in the work, he’ll have me prepared to accomplish the goals I want to achieve.”
“Over the years I’ve learned that PerformX training is more than just lifting weights, but has helped me understand how the movements affect my body and translate to the position on the bike. Todd has helped my isolate my weaknesses imbalances from year-to-year….which I believe has been a real key to our success. There’s been a few on-bike “incidents” over the years….and without the time we’ve put in to performance and wellness….I don't think I would have been able to bounce back to top form so quickly.”
“I have worked with Todd the better part of my professional career….and through the ups and downs of being a professional athlete….he’s been there to assist me through my journey. There’s many little key parts that have attributed to my success, but I can say Todd (PerformX) has been a big part of it. The highlights….the organization of training, elevation in confidence, dealing with injuries, and more.....I highly recommend.”
“The reason I chose to train with Todd (PerformX) is because of his diverse and knowledgeable background in a variety of sports. His passion for overall wellness coupled alongside his understanding of the body and mind made it an obvious decision to work with him (PerformX). His drive motivates me to be a better person on and off the mountain.”
“PerformX training understands the importance of structure and attention to detail. With a plan in place to perform your best on race day, I take advantage of every session in my program. Todd has created one of the best testing and evaluation sessions that pin points your weakness’s and can provide you with a clear path of area’s that need work and how to work on them in the most efficient and effective way possible.”
"I decided to search out a coach in 2020 to help me with a specific goal. I have never had coaching or a coach before. In my sport (whitewater kayaking) and specifically in the freeriding niche where I reside competition is not a focus. Coaching has never been a part of the culture of my chosen brand of whitewater kayaking. I wanted to put in some off water work to feel new strength on the water but I wanted guidance. I just wanted to work knowing that someone who knew what they were doing was prescribing the routines. Todd has deep knowledge from years of experience with a variety of mentalities and body types and sports. I am stoked on my decision to work with him and PerformX."
“Todd and PerformX has guided me through my training for over a year and it's been an exceptional experience. He inspires me to progress and achieve my best. I’ve learned a lot about myself including my strengths and my weaknesses. I look forward to every workout because they are challenging and fun. PerformX training is a really great benefit for my lifestyle and it brings the intensity I need in the gym to push my performance.”
"This will be my third year training with Todd and the PerformX crew. I am a masters athlete now. PerformX training is more than just a quick online training programs that are emailed over to you. Todd and his team has always made time for any my questions, concerns, and ideas. And have always constructed me a program that push me to my full potential. But still understands that I have a very busy schedule outside of racing. Todd’s attention to detail and the focus on a positive mindset has changed my outlook and training philosophy forever."
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