There are all types of cycling intervals under the sun, including short Tabata-style intervals of repeated on-off efforts which have become popular. How effective are they compared to longer, steady state intervals?
Motivation for cycling, and by extension physical activity, abounds. Dr. Lisa Lewis breaks down her top tips to bust out of the covid clampdown and get re-motivated for the season ahead.
And just like that, the use of ketones in Pro cycling made the headlines again after Tom Dumoulin announced he was quitting the Movement for Credible Cycling, mainly due to MPCC's objection regarding the use of ketones. But do ketones actually improve performance? A timely new research provides some novel insights.
Last week, we wrote about switching up strength training now that cycling season is in full swing and outdoor exercise restrictions are easing. I thought it would be a fine time to lay out one of my favourite on-bike strength and agility workouts.
With the better weather and some easing of pandemic restrictions, going outside and riding to our heart's content is both necessary and fun. But now is NOT the time to ditch your strength training. Here’s why and how you should be looking to turn UP your strength training as riding season swings into force.
TOOLBOX: Yes, training does make you fitter, but how does it actually improve your fitness? How much comes down to increasing haemoglobin and blood volume to improve oxygen delivery? How might we test this?
Positive thinking for COVID-19 lockdown. 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 and high confidence that propels you to your very best rides.