The best training and testing takes time and expertise. There is much more to it than simply owning the proper equipment, and winning a few races. Clark Butcher has trained and tested hundreds of athletes from elites to weekend warriors. From his knowledge gained in real scientific training labs and on the road in the professional peloton, Clark is able to push the athlete in ways other physiologists cannot. Whether it’s making slight fitting changes, or equipment changes, Clark will ensure that you are recording the best possible results.
We use Lactate Threshold Testing as a benchmark for improving performance, as well as a tool to monitor/measure your current level of fitness. With the finest and most accurate equipment available (a Computrainer Science model) and Clark’s 14 years of athlete testing experience, Victory Bicycle Studio can produce the most current and accurate results.
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To call these classes “spin” classes would be a gross understatement. Modeled after the demands of a rigorous ride or race, these one-hour, heart-rate based classes are designed to produce fitness that translates to outdoor riding. While each trainer class offers a different workout, they are aimed at increasing your overall endurance, speed, and technique. Additionally, this variety exposes your body to different stresses that ultimately result in a more fit, well-rounded cyclist. These classes aren’t taught by spandex-clad instructors with microphones. They’re taught by endurance coaches with years of competitive experience.
After signing up, you will undergo a heart-rate stress test to ensure the maximal personal optimization of each class. Additionally, you’ll be provided with a trainer, a trainer mat, a fresh towel, and choice tunes. Just bring your bike and a water bottle, we’ll cover the rest. Regardless of if you’re a morning person or you enjoy your sleep, we have a class for you. All classes, which take place at The Studio, are limited to twelve participants and require a monthly commitment.
At Victory Bicycle Studio we know that if your bike doesn’t fit you properly, it’s useless. The Victory fitting process caters to cyclists and triathletes of all age, fitness, and ability levels. Our Fitter Sean Vandergriff has trained under the direction of Joseph Bolton, one of the few fitters in the world who holds the distinctions of Retul Certified Master Fitter and Body Geometry Fit Certified Master Fitter. By choosing the Victory Fit, you are receiving a professional fitting that cannot be matched in depth, detail, and experience.
In order to achieve a truly custom fit, our methodology accounts for the fact that each athlete is unique in their range of motion, functional stability, and fitness level. To reach a balanced, comfortable, athletic, and powerful position, each of these factors must be taken into consideration. To effectively accomplish this, we employ a dynamic fitting process that uses positional changes to achieve a position which uniquely compliments each individual’s bio-mechanics.
Evaluating an athlete’s biomechanics as they are actively pedaling is vital in that it paints the entire picture in a manner that can’t be achieved through static measurements. By using a pre-fit assessment and photo/video analysis, we are able to see how each rider’s bio-mechanics change as they engage with the pedals. In addition, an important aspect of the Victory Fit is offering concrete suggestions for improving on the bike functionality. This may be any combination of stretching, mobility work, foam rolling, and strengthening exercises. The overarching aim of our bike fit is to put each athlete in a position that maximizes efficiency, comfort, and power.
Professional fittings are by appointment only. Contact us to book a session that will leave you riding faster with more comfort and less effort.