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?
Having spent my time as an undergraduate studying biochemistry and human metabolism, the idea of "fasted training" remains one of my favorite training tactics nearly 4 years later. This article explains how & why fasted training works, and how you can incorporate this into your own cycling training plan.
Riding Grand Tours is about the hardest athletic gig that you can find. Over the years, scientists have tracked the power demands and its impact on different physiological systems. A new study explores how GTs affect respiratory function and symptoms.
TOOLBOX: This dynamic warm-up for cyclists could be the best way to create a solid base for your biggest gains as a “real-life” rider with a day job, family and other responsibilities.
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 second person tense?