Dr. Andy Pruitt

Dr. Andy Pruitt, EdD

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Dr. Andrew L. Pruitt was the founder of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and instrumental in creating the Sports Performance Department at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center, which have become models for multi-disciplinary sports medicine centers.

Dr. Pruitt has over 40 years of experience in the clinic and working with amateur and elite athletes all over the world. Dr. Pruitt was first to develop the use of 3D motion capture video analysis to study the biomechanics of cyclists, triathletes, and distance runners.

Andy Pruitt was a pioneer in the design of ergonomically correct cycling shoes and saddles, creating the Body Geometry series for Specialized Bicycles.

Dr. Pruitt was the Chief Medical Officer for the 1996 Olympics and USA Cycling from 1992-96. As a paralympic cyclist, Pruitt is a two-time World Champion.


Advanced Performance Data Analysis

Advanced Performance Data Analysis Pathway

This Pathway moves past the basics into advanced endurance analytics. Follow this Pathway to navigate complex training data so you can make more informed decisions about your training.
Fat bike in the snow

Exercise in the Cold Pathway

Exercising in cold weather has a significant impact on our physiology—from breathing to metabolism to performance. In this Pathway, you'll learn about the physiological and psychological effects of cold from renowned environmental physiologist Dr. Stephen Cheung and many other experts.
A cyclist rides a bicycle near Boulder Reservoir in Niwot with trees and Haystack Mountain

Cycling Base Training Pathway

The concept of base training has been a part of endurance training for decades. Laying a foundation of fitness early in the season sets the stage for success later on. With the help of Joe Friel, Dr. Stephen Seiler, and Dr. Andy Pruitt, we explore the how and why of this fundamental aspect of endurance training.
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Recovery Pathway

It’s often undervalued, and sometimes altogether ignored; but it shouldn’t be. Recovery from workouts is as important to the training process as the workouts themselves. With the help of Dr. Stephen Seiler, Dr. Shona Halson, Dr. Andy Pruitt, and many others, we examine this critical but often neglected component of exercise physiology.
Male Saddle Diseases Andy Pruitt

Saddle Sores and Other Male “Saddle Diseases”

Saddle sores, numbness, and erectile dysfunction are just a few of the issues that can hamper male cyclists. Dr. Andy Pruitt details how to avoid these and other cycling saddle problems.