CompuTrainer Sponsored Athlete Since 2012
Wanted to let you guys know that I have been doing all of my cycling workouts on my computrainer and have already seen some Awesome results! I love how it motivates me to get better each time I get on the bike. Feel free to check out my workouts at: Chris Glibert’s Workouts
Thanks again for all your help CompuTrainer! - Chris Glibert 01/17/2012
2012 Age Group Podium IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
2012 Age Group Podium IRONMAN World Championship
(Fastest American Under 25 by 19+ minutes)
2012 IRONMAN 70.3 Mooseman Age Group Champion
2011 IRONMAN Wisconsin Age Group Champion – 11th Overall
Doctorate Candidate Northwestern University
Benefits of CompuTrainer during Chicago Winters
I first started using CompuTrainer at the beginning of 2012 in order to help improve my 5:30 bike split from Ironman Wisconsin. Pursuing my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in Chicago, Illinois, I knew I needed to make excellent use of my indoor training regimen. So I turned to CompuTrainer, highly utilizing their Coaching Software and “ergo mode”. I noticed incredible differences during the four month time frame of using the CompuTrainer. I completed my first FTP test, while in decent shape, in the beginning of January, finishing with an FTP of 242 Watts. At the beginning of April, I tested again, at the end of a hard training week, ending with an FTP of 262 Watts. A 20 Watt increase! Which I expect to improve significantly more before Kona in October. I suspect that my FTP is quite higher than 262 Watts as commented on by my training partners during my first week of outdoor riding.
The biggest benefit I got out of using a CompuTrainer, was the ability to push myself while inside, the ability to compare one day or one week to the next, the ability to save time, and the ability to ride my bike at all hours of the day. Utilizing the Coaching Software and “ergo mode” I was able to complete an infinite variety of endurance rides, tempo rides, V02 workouts, and recovery rides, all being within my exact training zones. CompuTrainer also allowed me to push myself to greater strength and power each week by motivating me to increase my wattage ride after ride. Additionally, as a Doctorate student, I was able to save valuable time riding on the trainer, completing many 2-3 hour indoor rides, while receiving the physiological benefit of 3-4 hour rides, if not more. Utilizing time effectively is important for any triathlete and I can’t think of a better way to do this than on a CompuTrainer. Lastly, the majority of my cycling training took place during nighttime hours, mainly between 7-10 pm. CompuTrainer allows me to get quick, effective workouts in, all during dark hours, and not have to worry about safety. I’m sure my family and friends are most thankful about this beneficial feature.
My first race this year will be at Mooseman 70.3. I am looking forward to seeing my hard work pay off this year, especially on the bike. I expect the bike leg to have gone from a weakness to a strength and I look forward to being a much more well-rounded triathlete. With the help of CompuTrainer, I have set my goal this year to win the 18-24 age group at Kona, I will keep you posted on my results. If you want to see more specifics about my CompuTrainer training, feel free to check out my training log at www.trainingpeaks.com/chrisglibert or my website ironmanglib.com.
Chris Glibert, SPT, CSCS 04/21/2012