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Bird Dog: A Simple But Hard Core Exercise

As we get into the meat of riding season many riders are beginning to focus on “core exercises” and “maintaining strength”. Let’s take it from the general to the specific with a focus on the classic “Bird Dog” exercise. 

Do Fast Start Intervals Make For Fast Times?

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?

Take the Relative Energy Deficiency Sport (REDS) Survey

Relative Energy Deficiency - Sports, or RED-S, is one of the biggest emerging themes within sports nutrition. It is more than just a matter of insufficient calorie intake and it affects both males and females. It may also strongly contribute to over-reaching and overtraining. The top researchers in this field are conducting an international survey and need your help.

How To Use Heart Rate Variability DURING Training

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)!

How To Add Skill to Your Strength Training

Last month we spoke about the importance of intent, and purposeful movement in your strength training practice, and how these should be the guiding factors, not just adding weight week to week, or more repetitions per set. This month we will focus on knowing when to progress the weights. It’s not always as black and white as we’d like.