The following is part one of our series on strength training for cyclists. You can check out the introduction to the series by clicking on this link.
I’m convinced that if you love riding a bike and hope to do it throughout your life, you should also be strength training.
If you’ve read about strength training before and decided it’s not for you, or even if you feel you’ve got it all figured out, I hope this blog series can offer a fresh perspective.
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.
I spent a lot of time thinking about motivation last year.
For most of the cyclists I worked with during 2020, motivation was in short supply. Perhaps that’s why this small video made such an outsized impact on me.
Whatever you’re doing right now, stop and check it out: unless you’re driving. Why are you on your phone when you’re driving? Anyways, check it out.
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!
The following is an excerpt from our free eBook titled How to Leverage Data and Science to Improve Your Cycling. Sign up for our newsletter and grab it for free.
In the last decade, I’ve learned that prescribing workouts (the “what” of training) is likely the easiest part of coaching.
Sure, programming, planning, and periodizing take some level of knowledge and skill, but quality differences between training plans never matter more than a cyclist’s ability to nail the number one objective in training: consistency.
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 a simple enough proposition: only ride in the morning. But cycling doesn’t work that way. Inevitably it’s going to be hot, and you’re going to race.
Mindfulness meditation has always kind of wigged me out. The act of meditating seemed more like a method to cede control of my mind rather than a reliable strategy to strengthen it.
How exactly do you race better? Coach Sam Bassetti and myself have put together this flow chart to highlight a few nuggets that might just get you over the hump and in the win column in your next race.