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Best Tips To Become a Positivite Thinking Cyclist

Toolbox: Negative thinking, especially during difficult rides, will certainly hurt your cycling confidence and prevent you from riding your best and achieving your cycling goals. Your goal is to retrain your negative thinking into positive…

Achieve Your Cycling Goals Motivation

Toolbox: There are three things that impact how well you ride in training and races: your innate ability, the difficulty of the race (course, weather, field), and your motivation. Motivation is the only one of these that you can control, so…

Toolbox: Cycling Confidence

Confidence is the single most important mental factor in cycling. I define it as how strongly you believe in your ability to achieve your cycling goals. Confidence is so important because you may have the fitness to ride well, but if you…

Toolbox: Turning Negativity to Positivity

Negative thinking, especially during difficult rides, will certainly hurt your cycling confidence and prevent you from riding your best and achieving your cycling goals. Your goal is to retrain your negative thinking into positive thinking…

Toolbox: Overcoming Frustration in Cycling

Frustration may be your most significant obstacle to achieving your cycling goals. We feel stuck, we tense up, and we have difficulty focusing. The best way I can describe the feeling is: AAARRGGHH!! It is a truly infuriating feeling. But…

Toolbox: Psyching Yourself Up and Down

The challenge cyclists face is that different types of races and even different points in a race require different levels of intensity. Sometimes you need to be really relaxed and other times you need to be in a full froth of adrenalin and…

Toolbox: Fire it Up or Chill Out?

Intensity may be the most important contributor to cycling performance once the race begins. It’s so important because all of the motivation, confidence, focus, and emotions in the world won’t help you if your body is not physiologically…