Toolbox: We know that exercise and an active lifestyle provides huge benefits to our overall health. But even something as positive as exercise can become addictive and take over our lives for the worse. What are the risk and risk factors for exercise addiction in recreational cyclists?
Endurance performance is impaired in the heat, and the best way to prepare is to heat adapt. We don't all have access to heat chambers or saunas, but can we instead effectively acclimate on our indoor trainers by wearing lots of clothes?
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?
I have said it before and I will say it again: I am fifty, and I still wanna go fast! Staying strong and riding the way you want to ride once you hit the half-century point requires some changes to the way you plan and train compared to when you were younger.
In my now 30 years as a student and scientist in environmental physiology, I've done a number of stupid things in the name of science. This article highlights two of my dumbest.
Toolbox: The combination of accurate power measurement and controlled smart trainers has taken indoor cycling training to new levels. Here we look at specific uses of power, duration, intensity and cadence to build and maintain solid base fitness levels.