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.
Recently we wrote about switching up strength training now that cycling season is in full swing and 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.
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?
As the summertime rolls in many cyclists are dropping strength training to get more time in on the bike. But if you’re looking to ensure that your winter strength training wasn't wasted, these 4 key exercises will keep you stronger on the bike.
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.
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)!
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.