“I trust him completely with my yearly training plan, as he has always been spot on.”
- Svein Tuft
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Our Coaching Philosophy

Over many years of working with elite athletes at the highest levels of competition, Houshang Amiri has developed a philosophy to training based on six fundamental principles. They are the guiding principles of all coaches at PCC:

  • Individualized Approach: Elite coaches must develop an acute awareness of how each individual athlete’s body and mind work and how they react to training and competitive situations. There is a tendency, especially in today’s Internet world, to employ a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to training. This does not work for any athlete looking to achieve their top performance level.
  • Flexible Training Programs: We believe there is a real danger in mapping out every day of your training for the next six weeks. How can we know how you’ll feel on Wednesday five weeks from now? Perhaps you’ll have a particularly stressful day and the planned workout will just dig you deeper into a hole. Our training plans centre on period and weekly goals. We give you the tools and knowledge to map out your own week and adjust as “life” inevitably crops up.
  • Meticulous Preparation: Meticulous planning, preparation and delivery that address all sides of the athlete are the keys to success in any sport. They separate the leaders from the rest. We create “living plans” that grow with the athlete.
  • Monitoring and Recovery: Houshang emphasizes active monitoring and careful attention to recovery as critical building blocks in a training plan to minimize injuries and over-training issues.
  • Feedback: Training plans must be refined on a continuous basis, with the proper, analytical use of heart rate and power meter data. Monitoring devices are nothing more than gadgets if the information they provide is not used appropriately to adjust training.
  • Winning Character: The best physical conditioning alone will not put an athlete on the podium consistently. To compete successfully you must have the character of a champion on and off the bike. One of our most enjoyable tasks as coaches at PCC is to help you further develop and express this character... it is something that will benefit you (both on and off the bike) more than any interval session ever could.

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June 05, 2017
Fowlow a winner in Dallas Rd TT
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June 02, 2017
Besler named to Junior Track Worlds
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May 31, 2017
PCC Athletes at BC Champs
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Rob Britton, Tyler Trace and Dave brooks getting ready to mountain bike during a 2008 winter training camp

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A wet bike ride during winter training camp