Communicating the “what” (prescribing workouts) of training is the simplest part of coaching. The challenging part is teaching why a workout is important and how to consistently execute workouts over a full season.
If you love riding a bike and hope to do it throughout your life, you should also be strength training.
If you’re a cyclist committed to strength training, commuting back and forth to a gym can be a massive waste of time.
Everyone knows warming up is essential, or is it?
Most cyclists feel a responsibility to warm up but many are uncertain of how to do it.
For over a century, cyclists have known that stacking meals with carbohydrates is a requirement for riding fast [1, 2].
Most cyclists don’t think much about protein; that oversight is a mistake. Consuming adequate protein ensures the maintenance of lean muscle mass, might improve cognition and sleep, and potentially helps to keep you from getting sick [1-3].