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Does Fitness Improve Pain Tolerance?

Toolbox: Cycle sport is intricately mythologized with the heroism and agony of suffering. We watch and marvel not just at the speed and power of the pros, but for the thrill (for us) and suffering (for them) inherent in racing over cobbles, high mountains rain, extreme heat, and even snow. Does being fitter also make you tougher? Does improved fitness actually alter pain tolerance?

You’re Fit, But Are You Healthy?

Just because you're an endurance athlete, doesn't mean you're healthy. You may ride fast, eat well, and look super fit and healthy to all around you, but regular health checkups are so important to make sure.

Five Ways You Sabotage Your Training

Over the last 15 years, I’ve seen, and made, a lot of mistakes that have muted cycling performance. And after all of these mess-ups and learning (a lot!) here are the top 5 mistakes that keep us from having the stellar seasons we know we are capable of, and how to fix them.