sounds like someone who has not used CTS to me. i personally am on my 3rd year and i will continue using them as long as im racing. the training programs are very effective for me, but i will say they may not work for everyone. i personally like it because it keeps me disciplined. i just do what they tell me and in the end i know i wil be where i want to be. it does take discipline though, if your not ready to follow it exactly and control your ego when your on group rides then forget it. now, you can set up workouts and a training program on your own that also work just as well, but for me that just takes to much time and i dont follow it. money is the last issue, if 50 bucks a month is alot of money to you it may not be worth it but i guarantee if you do the program and stick to it you will get results.kenyonCycleist said:have u looked into how much that baloney costs? if u wanna train and race better get a book and ask around and learn from the dudes on this site.
Lowly 5 here, as I was never interested in racing before- only fast centuries and non-sanctioned fast rides ect. Most of the Guys in my club doing the CTS deal are 4's and 3's, with a couple of 5's like me.kenyonCycleist said:im gettin interested in this cts thingy, although its kinda funny he as patents/copyrights on the names of his exercises
A little different perspective here. I have put together numerous training programs on my own. I have read most every book on cycling and training. In the end, the expertise of CTS pays off. The ability to work with, in my case, someone who is a pro, is just awesome. The advise is great. Also, in the past I had trouble with some overtraining, and having a third party to stand back and say, "back off", really helps. A local coach is great too, but there is no one near enough to me to be any different than cts. A third party, with your best interest in mind, is invaluable in the heat of racing and the depths of winter training.kenyonCycleist said:have u looked into how much that baloney costs? if u wanna train and race better get a book and ask around and learn from the dudes on this site.