A popular trend in recovery has been the use of cold water immersion or ice baths. They may improve your sensations of soreness and short-term recovery after hard training, but are they the best thing for long-term training adaptation?
For shorter time trial efforts like the track kilometre, pacing with a fast start results in the fastest overall times. What about intervals? Should you pace them evenly or are there greater training benefits by pacing them with a fast start?
Circadian rhythms affect many aspects of our physiology, from temperature to arousal and strength. Does it affect when our workout or racing ability might be optimal?
We have talked about using heart rate variability to guide your training program. Today, let’s talk about how to use HRV during your training with one of the newest tools in sports science now: detrended fluctuation analysis alpha 1 (DFA-alpha1)!
Sports concussions are no longer just laughed off as getting your bell rung. However, knowledge and attitudes about concussions can vary greatly across different sports. Let’s take a look at what cyclists know and think.
Sprinters will do all that they can to survive mountain stages for the chance for sprint stage glory. So what did it take for Marcel Kittel to win or lose sprints at Le Tour?
For sprinters in Grand Tours, it’s a polarized world to the extreme. Suffer and survive the mountains in the hopes of sprint stage glory. What does it take for a world-class sprinter to tackle the Tour de France?
The digital era has arrived in many different aspects of our lives. Heart rate variability has become a sexy new measure – how might it help your daily training?
It happens every Spring - the first few group rides of the year brutally reawaken the realities of the highly variable nature of racing. What are the neuromuscular differences affecting riding fatigue between hard constant efforts and group races?