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Motivational Self-Talk: Say You, Say Me?

Self-talk has been used very successfully by both scientists and athletes to improve their performance. However, does it matter HOW you talk to yourself? Is it better to keep your talk in the first person tense or distance yourself to the…

Aero Positioning: How Low is Too Low?

Time trialing has a massive focus on aerodynamics, both to the bike and the rider. But where does the balance lie between aerodynamics, power output, metabolic economy, and thermoregulation? How low should you go?

Fall Transition – Keep the Intensity?

With #CXisCOMING the hashtag for many of us and the fall season arriving, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning out of peak summer cycling form. Should we think about just riding easy during this period, or including a bit of…

Is Caffeine Good for Recovery?

Caffeine and cycling go together like few other things in life, and the coffee stop at the end of the ride is often the whole reason for many of us to clip into the pedals to begin with. Can we further justify the caffeine as a recovery…

Pollution – The Bad and the Ugly

Whether it's living in a mega-city or during wildfire season, pollution can seriously affect both our health and performance. Why is pollution often worse during summer, and what are ways to exercise in a healthy way?