Cycling

The Importance of Cooling Down After a Race or Workout

The benefit to you will be improved recovery. One of the worst things you can do is to stand still.

Preseason Strength Training for Cyclists: Gaining Power Off the Bike

It's now time to ramp up our efforts at cycling specialization, but it is a mistake to turn our backs on weight training.

How to Get the Most From Your VO2 Max Test

If you have the EMR type of test and obtain all the data, there is a wealth of info you can use to reach your goals.

How to Build a Better Pedal Stroke, Part 2

After two weeks I have undertaken ten training sessions, and during these I have attempted to ride more in a circle during both the effort and rest phases. Here is a detailed analysis of my results.

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: The Strength Phase

For the past three months we’ve progressively prepared for the more intense work this month. It’s now time get serious about developing strength.

Why Are Tour de France Cyclists Outliving Everybody Else?

When you look at a sport like cycling, complete with high-speed crashes and prolific drug use, it’s hard to believe top cyclists actually outlive their countrymen by an average of five years.

How to Build a Better Pedal Stroke

How often have you heard the advice to pedal in circles? I decided to put this to a personal trial and have been using all sorts of measurements to examine and improve my pedal stroke.

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: More Foundation Work Into the New Year

This month’s article deals with subtle changes to the off-season strength training program, mostly in the area of intensity. The bottom line remains the same: build a strong foundation.

The Proper Way to Plan and Set Goals for the New Year

New Year is a good time to reflect upon things past and make plans for the future. As Mark Twain said, “Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life.”

Premium Nutrition to Cycle Even Faster

In my previous two articles, I covered some simple ways to improve performance. But now what happens when we tune up the body a bit with some premium fuel?

Off-Season Strength Training for Cyclists: Building a Strong Foundation

This month’s article deals with creating a foundation of strength, preparing the body for more intense strength and power training later.

The Accumulation of Marginal Gains: Gear Tips for Cycling Faster

Based on a number of studies, I set about searching for cycle equipment and clothing that would be easy to purchase without breaking the bank - and would improve performance.

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