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.
Co-founded by mom, wife, entrepreneur, coach, and 3-time Olympic gold medalist, Kristin Armstrong, KX3 Lifestyle + Coaching (KX3) officially launches on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:10 a.m. PST / 7:10 a.m. MST in conjunction with a new weekly KX3 Women’s Freestyle Group Training Ride on Zwift.
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?
Best of 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?
Spine stability and hip mobility are key factors for strong cyclists to generate the most power, strength and speed. Use these simple exercises to connect your glutes and increase range of motion to improve your road and gravel cycling.
Do you ever get the feeling you “don’t have the motivation”? Ever tell yourself you’ve “lost your drive”? As Vizzini advised Inigo Montoya in “The Princess Bride,” when this happens it’s time to go back to the beginning. We break down 3 key steps to keep your drive alive during tough times.