Physio testing: Why it matters

Words by David Richter Images by Chris Wilson Without delving too far into sports science, I’ll tell you. Background In the summer of 2013, Moxy Monitor launched a new portable monitoring device for the fitness industry. We quickly got our hands on a couple units & began playing around with them. Previously, to measure fitness & create training zones, we had been using VO2 & lactate…


Ride with Us

Up-to-date information on the current rides shop rides. If you have any questions on rides, please email Dave: david.richter@metierseattle.com. For details on the Métier club, click here for the MCC page. Details also stay posted on the chalkboard in our clubhouse. Rocket Ride: Saturdays at 9a. Details are here. Next-level training ride at race pace. All…


Métier's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gift ideas to help the people you love live & ride even better     $40 – $100 Silca Tool Roll Spurcycle Bell Metier Mug & Beast Blend Whole Bean Coffee Bundle Knog Pwr Lighting System, 450 or 600 Lumen     $100 – $200 Fizik Rain Shoes Assos T.Mille Bib Shorts Assos Winter Skinfoil Oakley EV Zero Photochromic Silca T-Folio Tool Set Silca…


10 Years of Rocket Ride

The Rocket Ride is a forum for throwing-down on Saturday morning, so challenging that simple participation is exhilarating.…


The top 3 reasons training at Métier is unique

A bike shop, a training space, a rocking café creates a Métier culture that is clearly unique. Being unique means doing things that few others have done before, and learning through action. The top 3 things we’ve learned of what makes your membership at Métier unique 1. We do personal training really well. The program is led by Todd, with years of pro-level experience competing, training,…


Why Precision Nutrition (PN) is awesome, and PN at Métier is even better

Not all change is hard work. Changing clothes, for example – is not that strenuous. Changing hair styles – is maybe a little more stressful, though not too much work. Cutting a Mohawk is a nice way to make a hair style change that requires less work. Changing deep-seeded nutrition habits and transforming body composition, though – is definitely hard work. Hard work means that it takes deliberate…


Sequim

The winds will rip you apartIt was dark and raining at 4:30am in Seattle. It was still raining at 6:30am as the ferry crossed the Puget Sound towards the Olympic Peninsula. It was pretty much raining the entire week leading up to the weekend (but honestly, it feels like it’s been one constant rainfall all winter long). But when I arrived in Sequim on Saturday morning, the rain had somehow…


Seattle Crit Weekend

Hold on tightFast racing, fish primes, plenty of beer. Summer approaches, and crit season was about to hit hard. Stoke levels were high for the double-header of crits: Ballard on Saturday, and Volunteer Park on Sunday. And better yet, they were going down in two of the coolest neighborhoods in Seattle. If there’s anyone who can sum up the badass nature of American Crit racing, it’s…


Mason Lake

At the Lake…but no time to enjoy the view. Beautiful and hilly terrain make for a scenic race along a 12-mile loop around Mason Lake. Forested, rolling hills and shaded on one side. Desolate and unrelenting on the other—no hiding from the wind. (Well… it’s scenic when you aren’t going full-gas the whole race.) Outpaced by the…


Redcord Training

I’ve been using Redcord, teaching Redcord in group classes and in one on one settings for many years and in my opinion it’s one of the most effective training modalities available today. That said, I have answered the “so what is Redcord?” question at least 100 times. So here it is: Redcord comes from Norway, It’s suspension training that uses a combination of ropes, slings and your own…