It’s a common trope in sport science that athletes should choose their parents wisely, due to the importance of genetics in determining ultimate athletic capacity. To add to that imaginary wish list, should we make sure we’re born at high altitude?
Goals and outcomes from our hard work in training are great, but an over-reliance on the end result can make for an all-or-nothing experience for some competitive cyclists. Focusing on the process to get there can be even more important. Here's how to break down the steps to make your process a more effective way to reach your long term goals.
Interval Training is popular in cycling and many other sports. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of hard efforts separated by low-intensity recoveries. Let’s dig deeper into how these workouts might help your fitness.
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.
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.
Like it or not, riding the indoor trainer can allow you to really control your workout and dial in intervals exactly as you want them without the worries of finding ideal terrain or dealing with traffic. So, which intervals should you do and for what purpose?
TOOLBOX: Some of us consider ourselves as “spinners” who generally prefer a higher cadence. Others may consider themselves “grinders”, who generally prefer a slower cadence. Here's a closer look at how cycling cadence affects your speed and power on the bike.