TOOLBOX: The loss of events due to the pandemic can have a big impact on our motivation to train. You may have noticed changes in your motivation to put in mileage, strength train, get on your trainer, eat right, or even get off the couch and go to bed on time. Here's how to use exercise to bust out of that de-motivational funk.
Can training the respiratory system improve exercise performance? If so, should we be maximally time-efficient and use it during exercise and interval training?
Many serious cyclists dream of their children finding fame and fortune on a bike, following in the footsteps of other great young riders including Mathieu van der Poel and Remco Evenepoel. But the question to ask is what does it take to become a great cyclist? There are three components (pun intended)…
With #CXisNOTCOMING the hashtag for many of us and the fall season arriving, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning out of peak summer cycling form. Should we think about just riding easy during this period, or including a bit of intense work?
TOOLBOX: Prior to the pandemic, many of us may not have described ourselves as being “resilient” – or have even thought about our own resilience, for that matter. Regardless of whether or not this character strength and its corresponding coping skills were on your radar before early 2020, its definitely on your mind now… Or at least, it should be.
TOOLBOX: I wanted to find out about Everesting, the cycling challenge to climb the vertical height of Mt. Everest; so I could take my own shot and hopefully succeed. Today, I describe my experience and how you should prepare in order to effectively fuel and plan ahead for a successful Everesting attempt; on a bike.
Simply performing strength training exercises and looking to add more resistance and weight week to week, is NOT going to get us the results we want to see in our sport. But what’s the difference between just strength training and training for performance?