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Arnie’s Back Baby! Resistance Training for Cyclists

If it can make Arnie the Governor of California, imagine what stepping into the weight room can do for you! Do you want to improve your cycling strength and power this off season? How about developing those bulging quadriceps and calves that the opposite sex loves ‘oh so much? Well read on but plan on pumping some iron in the gym…

How to Train with a Pro and Live to Tell About it

Everyone enjoys the opportunity to ride with a professional bike racer! What an experience to ride next to one of these guys (or gals) and ask questions and get advice. Here's how to make the experience easier and keep you from looking like a blubbering idiot next time you bump into a pro on a ride…

Grand Tour Triple Crown – Is It In You?

A look down the start list of La Vuelta shows that not a single rider will complete all three Grand Tours this season, a trend over the past two decades that’s sure to make all the old timers slurp their pasta extra loud in disgust. So just what does it take out of the body to ride all three in a year? Pez friend Dr. Alejandro Lucia gives us a peek into the tortures of it all…

Vuelta vs Tour: Which is Tougher?

You’re chilling out around the post-ride coffee chat when the conversation spins around to La Vuelta. It’s way shorter than Le Tour and Il Giro, so it can’t be nearly as tough, right? Well, trust us science geeks to come to the rescue with the answer! Unfortunately, the answer also brings up some potentially disturbing questions about the ongoing fight against drugs in cycling…

Post Season: Make A Clean Break

For most cyclists (in the northern hemisphere!) the season is nearly over and a well deserved break from training and racing is in order. Quitting cold turkey and hanging the bike up completely is best. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to catch up on so much fun!

Hyponatremia: Over-Drinkers Anonymous

The heat wave blanketing Europe and much of North America just won’t go away, so it gives us here at Pez another excuse to jump back into the hydration story “pool” to try to cool off. This week, we focus on the flip-side of drinking too much to ward off the heat and the possibility of bringing on hyponatremia…

Chill Out Dude!

I am frequently asked, “What is the most common thing you see at the camps where athletes need to improve?” Well, I am no psychologist, but the answer is very simple, most athletes just need to learn how to RELAX…