If you’re a cyclist committed to strength training, commuting back and forth to a gym can be a massive waste of time.
Work pressure, family commitments, and the challenge of setting aside enough time to ride, has me convinced that for most cyclists, the best way to make strength training a season-long habit, is to do it at home.
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The following is an excerpt from an upcoming book on technology, distraction, and why training “basic” is the most effective way to improve your cycling. You can check out previous excerpts at this link, or to get updates and follow the progress of the book please sign up for our newsletter.
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I'm convinced the most consistent path leading toward improvements on the bike involves using RPE or Rate of Perceived Exertion. In this article you'll read all the reasons why.
If you ride anywhere in the western states, contending with poor air quality during the summer months is a training reality. Emissions, wood smoke, and ozone; they all contribute to a less than ideal environment for riding.
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Why does our sprint slow down as we age and how can we tweak our training to stay as fast as possible? Those are the questions we look at in this Journal Club post.
This post takes a deep dive into heat acclimation and cooling strategies while providing practical suggestions to help you ride better in hot conditions.
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. Bayne, F., et al., Less Is More—Cyclists-Triathlete’s 30 min Cycling Time-Trial Performance Is Impaired With Multiple Feedback Compared to a Single Feedback. Frontiers in Psychology, 2020. 11. It’s hard to run into a cyclist these days who isn’t aware of their power output on the bike. Racing, training, fitness, there aren’t…
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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.
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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!
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.
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