Andrew R. Coggan, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized exercise physiologist. Formerly a national-caliber masters cyclist and time trial record holder, Andrew is also widely recognized as one of the leading experts on the use of power meters in training. Many of the concepts discussed in Training and Racing with a Power Meter and featured in WKO4 and other desktop or online software are the result of Andrew’s work with cyclists and coaches. He is the originator of the normalized power, TSS, power profiling, quadrant analysis, and the Performance Manager concepts. 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.
He is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. He has published numerous scientific articles on a diverse range of topics, including the physiological adaptations to endurance training and the effects of aging on muscle metabolism during exercise. Most recently, his research has focused upon the effects of dietary nitrate on muscle contractile function.
Andrew 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 Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife, Angela (a former elite national champion track cyclist), and children, Madeleine and Gavin.