Buy, install, ride faster: aero wheels promise off-the-shelf speed for any cyclist with a credit card.
When it comes to improving the human machine, cyclists are prone to looking at strength training like an aero wheel purchase; choose exercises, lift heavy, then reap the rewards of greater strength.
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We’re kicking off a new series on the blog called Coaching Hat, where I answer a specific training-related question while detailing the thought process that got me to the answer.
One question I’ve heard with greater frequency is some variation of this: Should I start tracking “_“?
Read More “Do you even track glucose bro?”
In today’s journal club we’re taking a closer look at ketones by focusing on a paper from 2020 titled “Utility of Ketone Supplementation to Enhance Physical Performance: A Systematic Review” Let’s jump in.
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In today’s journal club, we’re digging into the topic of “Polarized Training” by examining two new opinion papers that take opposing sides on whether Polarized training is an optimal strategy for endurance athletes. Let’s jump in.
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Is there any time a beer tastes better than after a long bike ride? Despite the strong bond between bikes and beer, we still need to ask the question; What impact does drinking beer after a ride have on our performance?
In today’s journal club we’ll examine a new article about beer and exercise. Let’s jump in.
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I’ve never met a cyclist excited about getting slower, especially in a finishing sprint, but as hard and as smart as you train, getting older means getting slower.
So why exactly does your sprint get slower as you age, and is there anything you can do about it?
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Do you love riding in the blazing heat? Me neither. If races were only held in cool temperatures, avoiding the heat when training would be simple; only ride in the morning. But cycling doesn’t work that way. Inevitably it’s going to be hot, and you’re going to be on your bike.
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In today’s Journal Club we’ll check out a fascinating new study that examines whether looking at too much feedback during a time trial makes you slower on the bike. Is it possible to improve your cycling performance by limiting the amount of data you focus on during a race? Let’s find out.
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In today’s Journal Club we’ll check out a brand new paper examining caffeine, coffee, and riding a bike as fast as you can. Does coffee improve your cycling? Should you stop drinking coffee in the lead-up to an important event in order to boost your caffeine sensitivity and performance on race day? Let’s find out.
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In today’s video presentation, we take a closer look at how your training choices can impact your recovery, the multi-dimensional nature of fatigue, the role of RPE, methods to quantify recovery, and a handful of the most popular modalities used to improve recovery. Do me a favor, and please watch it in 4K!
Read More “Everything You Know About Recovery is Probably True”