Toolbox: Summer season is in full swing and the local fast group training ride is moving into high speed. What’s the best way to approach these local hammer sessions, both for training and for performance?
Not all intervals are created equal, even if the average wattage is kept similar. Making intervals that vary in intensity can make them really different from constant wattage intervals.
TOOLBOX: If you ask any cyclist or triathlete about “core training” you will undoubtedly hear about how great planks are. But ARE they really that great? Do you REALLY need to be planking?
TOOLBOX: Goals and outcomes from our hard work in training are great, but an over-reliance on the end result can make for an all-or-nothing experience for some competitive cyclists. Focusing on the process to get there can be even more important. Here's how to break down the steps to make your process a more effective way to reach your long term goals.
Motivation for cycling, and by extension physical activity, abounds. Dr. Lisa Lewis breaks down her top tips to bust out of the covid clampdown and get re-motivated for the season ahead.
And just like that, the use of ketones in Pro cycling made the headlines again after Tom Dumoulin announced he was quitting the Movement for Credible Cycling, mainly due to MPCC's objection regarding the use of ketones. But do ketones actually improve performance? A timely new research provides some novel insights.
Last week, we wrote about switching up strength training now that cycling season is in full swing and outdoor 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.