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Recovery From HIIT: Know Your Muscle Type

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.

Intervals: Go Short or Go Long?

There are all types of cycling intervals under the sun, including short Tabata-style intervals of repeated on-off efforts which have become popular. How effective are they compared to longer, steady state intervals?

New Kid in Town: Xpedo APX Pro Smart Trainer Review

Trainer Review: We've all seen the recent explosion in indoor training and the use of the latest smart training / racing apps. So when top class pedal manufacturer Xpedo announced their new APX Pro smart trainer for just US$1099, we jumped for the first review unit and had our man in wintery Washington, Chuck Peña, give it a thorough spin.

Toolbox Top Pick – PEZ Goes Gravel: Racing Demands

While it is true that fitness is fitness, the best path to success in racing is to match your training and fitness to the requirements of the event. Let’s take a look at some of the gravel races I’ve done in 2018 to see what’s specific about gravel competitions.

Toolbox: Training Using Xert Adaptive Training Advisor

Xert’s Adaptive Training Advisor (XATA) uses advanced analytics to not just model your current fitness, but to individually prescribe workouts guiding you towards a desired fitness and time. I relied on it for >90% of my training this winter leading up to April’s gravel season.