TOOLBOX: Last time we discussed the different muscle fibre typology of world-class cyclists in different disciplines. Now let’s explore how different muscle typology can affect recovery from high-intensity interval training.
TOOLBOX: The benefits of ingesting exogenous carbohydrate (CHO) during prolonged exercise performance are well established. A recent food technology innovation has seen sodium alginate and pectin included in solutions of multiple transportable CHO, to encapsulate them at pH levels found in the stomach. But are the marketing claims of improved gastric emptying and CHO oxidation worth your money? Let’s find out!
I’m talking to those of you who are cyclists, riding 6+ hours a week for the majority of the calendar year, and who are over the age of 40, and whom do not participate in regular strength training throughout the year, but rather pick it up solely in the fall and winter.
TOOLBOX: The loss of events due to the pandemic can have a big impact on our motivation to train. You may have noticed changes in your motivation to put in mileage, strength train, get on your trainer, eat right, or even get off the couch and go to bed on time. Here's how to use exercise to bust out of that de-motivational funk.
Can training the respiratory system improve exercise performance? If so, should we be maximally time-efficient and use it during exercise and interval training?
Many serious cyclists dream of their children finding fame and fortune on a bike, following in the footsteps of other great young riders including Mathieu van der Poel and Remco Evenepoel. But the question to ask is what does it take to become a great cyclist? There are three components (pun intended)…
With #CXisNOTCOMING the hashtag for many of us and the fall season arriving, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning out of peak summer cycling form. Should we think about just riding easy during this period, or including a bit of intense work?