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Time Off: What Happens with Detraining?

TOOLBOX: The holidays, social events, winter weather, and less daylight are all good reasons for taking time off from training and kicking back a bit. But how does this time off, and detraining affect your cycling fitness? 

The Biomechanics of Climbing: Stand and Deliver

Cycling is built on the lore of climbing big mountains, that epic battle of humans versus the environment. But surprisingly, not that much research has explored the biomechanics of climbing, notably the differences in biomechanics and physiology of seated versus standing climbing.

Offseason Training For The Masters Cyclist

I have said it before and I will say it again: I am fifty, and I still wanna go fast! Staying strong and riding the way you want to ride once you hit the half-century point requires some changes to the way you plan and train compared to when you were younger.

Aerobic Threshold & The Talk Test

Recently, low-intensity training, specifically training below the aerobic threshold, has continued to rise in popularity. How can you quickly and easily estimate your aerobic threshold, without needing to pay for an expensive laboratory visit?

Best Trainer Workouts To Build Base Fitness

Toolbox: The combination of accurate power measurement and controlled smart trainers has taken indoor cycling training to new levels. Here we look at specific uses of power, duration, intensity and cadence to build and maintain solid base fitness levels.

Virtual Cycling: What Is It Good For?

Indoor cycling, online riding, and e-racing have seen exponential growth year upon year, turbo-charged the past few years by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's an analytic view of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of this new discipline.