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).
Are you looking to learn more about how to train and race your bike better in the heat? This post takes a deep dive into heat acclimation, cooling strategies, and practical suggestions to help improve your cycling in hot conditions.
Curious about how mindfulness meditation can make you a better cyclist? This article provides a brief description of mindfulness practice, as well as a few practical sugestions for how you might apply mindfulness to your cycling.
Looking to improve your bike racing skills and tactical decision making? This post covers a basic thought process that can help you make better decisions leading to improved race results.
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.
When the air quality is poor should you stay home or ride your bike? This post offers some basic guidelines for making the right call on whether or not you should ride outdoors when the air quality is bad.
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.
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.
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.
This article is a primer on how to break through a training plateau and start to make progress in your cycling. Topics include cycling potential, genetics, deliberate practice, progressive overload, minimum effective dose, and understanding your life capacity.