Failure is your Friend

Unless your name is Peter Sagan or Eddy Mercx, you will lose 99.9% of the bike races that you start.  Failure in sport is inevitable, but it is also an important part of developing as an athlete and ultimately achieving your goals.  Read on to find out how failure fits in to your development as an athlete.

How to Improve Your Sprint Performance on the Bike

What Powers Your Sprint?

Your body has three energy systems that power movement. These are the oxidative, glycolytic, and ATP-Pcr systems, each of which serves a unique role in fueling your sprint performance [1].  All three systems contribute to supporting energy requirements, but their relative contributions change with the duration and intensity of your efforts.

Mental Toughness, KFC, and my first UCI Podium

Sam’s curiosity about his own physiology led him to pursue a degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis.  He continues to race on the Herbalife 24 p/b Marc Pro-Nature’s Bakery Elite Cycling Team and is excited to leverage his experience and educational background to help cyclists of all levels get stronger and faster.