Andrew Coggan, PhD, is an internationally renowned exercise physiologist and a pioneering researcher on training and racing with power meters.
Dr. Coggan has published numerous scientific articles on a diverse range of topics, including the effects of carbohydrates on cycling performance, physiological adaptations to endurance training, and the effects of aging on muscle metabolism during exercise.
A national-caliber masters cyclist, Coggan is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on the use of power meters in training for cycling. Many of the concepts in use in the TrainingPeaks WKO+ software (Normalized Power, Intensity Factor, Training Stress Score, Power Profiling, and the Performance Manager) are the result of Andrew’s work with cyclists and coaches. As a result of his contributions, in 2006 he was honored by USA Cycling with their Sport Science Award and named a Finalist for the US Olympic Committee’s Doc Counsilman Award.
Coggan earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Texas and an MS in human bioenergetics from Ball State University. He lives in Ballwin, Missouri with his wife, Angela (a former elite national champion track cyclist), and children, Madeleine and Gavin.