The Language of Training

In this post we take a look at the three primary languages of cycling training. Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), Power, and Exercise Physiology (more specifically the three energy systems that power cycling: ATP-PCr, glycolytic, and oxidative).

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Low Carb Training: Should you do it?

Training low-carb is one of the hottest topics in cycling but should you actually do it? Topics in this post include a rationale for carbs, current recommendations for carb intake, a rationale for restriction, periodized nutrition, and a few practical suggestions to apply to your training.

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How To Train for a Cycling Tour

Check out this article for a detailed look at how to comprehensively prepare for an upcoming cycling tour. Topics include understanding the demands of your event, utilizing a calendar, riding with consistency, acclimating to the environment, and practicing your nutrition.

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Using RPE to get Stronger on the Bike

Understanding the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) for your cycling is crucial in order to get a more complete picture of your training and racing on the bike. Topics in the post Training low-carb is one of the hottest topics in cycling but should you actually do it? Topics in this post include a rationale for carbs, current recommendations for carb intake, a rationale for restriction, periodized nutrition, and a few practical suggestions to apply to your training. Topics in this post include a brief introduction to RPE, the origin of the original RPE rating, connection to power based training zones, and a few practical suggestions on how to apply RPE in your training.

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Does Beet Juice Really Make You Faster on the Bike?

Can beet juice actually make you faster on the bike? The short answer is yes. Topics in this post include an explanation of how beet juice works to improve performance, recommend dosage and timing, varying quality of beet juice products, road blocks to beet juice effectiveness, and practical recommendations for using beet juice in your training and racing.

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