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?
This month’s article deals with creating a foundation of strength, preparing the body for more intense strength and power training later.
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.
Time for a little high school physics so if you can decide if that fancy cycling gear that saves you a few grams of weight is actually worth your money or not.
Cyclists sometimes challenge me when it comes to whether or not they should be doing gym exercise. Here is research that shows the amazing benefit strength training has for cyclists.
Part of prepping for next year's cycling season includes an effective transitional phase to start off-season training. The proper design of this phase of training pays big dividends later.
Criteriums? Omniums? Cyclo-cross? Downhill? What are these things? Here is my short guide to cycling-related sports that you may like to try, maybe as a challenge or just a bit of a change.
It appears that training with some intervals, despite working up a sweat, makes no difference at all to how well you perform. I did some research and here's what I discovered.
One of the key parameters to a successful team event is making sure that when each rider goes to the front they know how much effort (power) they need to produce and for how long.
Kettlebells are particularly great for workouts for cyclists. But to design a functional workout, we first have to look at the motions that take place while cycling.
I find that in-season training is most beneficial when I focus on two areas - recovery between events (mostly in the form of mobility work) and specific skill training session.
In my own experience as a coach, many people could benefit from some simple exercises to improve activation of the diaphragm. This would improve breathing, and therefore also performance.
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