Simon Kidd

Simon Kidd

 

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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.
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.
We know hydration is important and can directly affect our performance, but here's what you need to know about exactly how much to drink and when to keep you going at your best.
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.
Back pain can ruin your enjoyment of cycling, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some things to know about your body, and how to set up your bike properly to prevent back issues.
Sportives are becoming highly popular cycling events. While not classified as races, they are a great way to challenge yourself and see a new part of the country.
The are many claims of improved performance by using different mixes of sugars and fats for cyclists, but it’s the small things (like micronutrients) that can make a difference.