Andrew Coggan, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized exercise physiologist. He 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. These papers have been cited more than 4,000 times in the scientific literature, with 14 of them achieving Citation Classic status (i.e., cited more than 100 times apiece).
A national-caliber masters cyclist, Andrew is also widely recognized as one of the leading experts on the use of power meters in training. He has developed materials on power-based training for USA Cycling's expert coaches manual. His prolific posts to the "wattage" group hosted on Google have also helped many athletes understand the physiology of exercise and training, and more specifically, power meters.
Many of the concepts introduced in this book and featured in the 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 this area, in 2006 he was honored by USA Cycling with their Sport Science Award and named by the US Olympic Committee as one of three Finalists for their Doc Councilman Award.
Andrew Coggan earned his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Texas and an MS in human bioenergetics from Ball State University. He lives in Ballwin, MO, with his wife, Angela (a former elite national champion track cyclist), and children Madeleine and Gavin.