• 415-609-7972

Optimal Performance'S ARCHIVE

  • One of the many pleasures that I derive from working with Coach Dana on the Achieve PTC Blog is the opportunity to interview some amazing people: Fellow Achieve athletes such as James LaBerge, on of the cusp of making the jump to the pros and Matt Adams, who hopes to translate his success at running […]

    CONTINUE READING
  •   Words by Coach Dana October is upon us, which for most roadies means, the off-season. A time to take a step back from competition and spend time with family and attend to our non-cycling lives. But even as we put away that skinsuit (quietly praying that we will be svelte enough to wear it […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Introduction: I have lived a life devoted to sport. From my earliest memories it seems that I have been engaged in one form of competition or another. In my 20s, I dedicated my life to the pursuit of becoming a world-class skier, eventually becoming a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. From the age […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Pre-Race Breakfast

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes, Nutrition Tips, Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on April 11, 2014

    Achieving maximum performance involves stressing your body followed by resting, recovering and rebuilding in order to become stronger. We all know the old saying about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Just think about the last time you went for a long bike ride on an empty stomach. You may have […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Make Big Gains During ‘Off Season’

    By Dana Williams | In Optimal Performance | on October 23, 2013

    I’m reading more and more on the benefits of resistance/weight training during the off-season for cyclists. Well that’s a good thing, because the first of four phases that Achieve cycling athletes complete takes place in the gym. I know it can be painful for those who are used to hoping on their bike come November […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Fueling Your Best Performance

    By Dana Williams | In Nutrition Tips, Optimal Performance | on October 9, 2013

    If you’ve read Achieve’s ‘Nutrition’ section, you will know that we believe that performing at your best can be directly correlated to what you feed your body before, during and after working out. We believe a whole-food, unprocessed diet is an individuals nutritional foundation. In fact, here’s some simple healthy recipes you can try to […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • The end of the racing/riding season is likely just around the corner for most of you. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, most racers have been competing since the middle February. This certainly makes for a long season and many are ready to ‘pull the plug’ and ‘recharge the batteries’ for next year. I […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • There are many answers to this question. I’m sure that if everybody reading this right now sent in their ‘secrets’ then I’d have a few pages of unique answers. As I mentioned in the ‘Nutrition‘ page, I believe there are two key component that assist with energy and performance. These are getting enough rest and […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • In the world of cycling, and most other sports, we hear a lot of athletes, coaches and other support staff talking about the importance of ‘peaking’ for a race. I recently read a race report by one of my teammates earlier this week in which he stated he had ‘missed his peak’. For me personally, […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • 1. Boost your energy without harsh stimulants!  The unique ingredients deliver an array of energy-reviving nutrients that results in a safe and all natural energy boost. 2. Speed Up Recovery Time!  The Whey Protein helps the body recover by building up protein and amino acids in the muscles. 3. Enhances Mental Activity! Many athletes report better mental focus, concentration, energy […]

    CONTINUE READING
Performance Cycle Coaching and Personal Training
Maximum Performance. Minimal Time.