Due to popular demand stemming from last month’s Pistachio Diet article, I have decided to write a follow up piece with specific dietary recommendations for cyclists looking to get the most out of the food they eat.
In our last article on filming the “Spring Training In Mallorca” video, we spent some good times traveling the roads of Mallorca - thankfully, there's still much to be explored, so come along with Ergvideo to get a second helping of some of the best riding you'll find anywhere in Europe.
Having goals is one of the important first steps in achieving your dreams. They can be small goals or they can be big goals, but without them you’ll just be drifting along. Having set your goals, though, the critical next step is to share your goals to make sure that you stay on course.
In our last article on filming the “Roads of the Tour”, we featured the Pyrenees and Mt. Ventoux. But Europe is full of other breathtaking cycling destinations, even if they aren’t visited by Grand Tours. One of those places is Mallorca, which occasionally features in the Vuelta a Espaсa, and is the focus of another of our training videos.
I was at the coffee shop the other day answering questions about those funny gold cranks on my bike (which, during the winter when I am riding my PowerCranks, is how I spend most of my coffee shop time) when someone made a comment along the lines of, I remember those. They were popular a few years back. Right away I knew it was time for another Pez article.
There is such a thing as being a bad client or a good client, even if you don’t have a coach who you pay to train you. I’m going to use the word “client” to refer to anyone who has ever read a training article or book and tried to follow the advice. For the purposes of this article, you are a client of whichever coach’s advice you are attempting to follow.
If it works for the gang at Discovery Channel (the actual TV company, not the former cycling team), then it’s good enough for us here at Pez. Since we’re on the off-season theme, Josh has decided to tackle some of his pet peeve off-season training myths and give his perspective. The truth or old-school bahooey? Read and decide for yourself.
One of the problems in coaching and sport science is that a lot of specific terms have become mistakenly used interchangeably. Some of the most common misuses revolve around the terms “strength”, “speed”, and “power.” What are they and how do they interact? How do we train them, why and when?
Everybody has an upper limit to what they are capable of as an athlete. That limit is largely set by your parents (Hi Ma!), and the whole point of training is to maximize our genetic potential. What is the latest thinking amongst sport scientists about the determining factors behind endurance performance?