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February 13, 2020

Cycling mental tips from the pros on how to push through the toughest moments

Over the years I have had the pleasure to work with World Tour champions and Ironman winners. The mental side becomes more and more of a focus the higher the level of athlete. 

Here are three mental strategies from the world tour that you can implement into your mental toolbox and apply to your next race or training ride.

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February 12, 2020

How to keep challenging and growing in your cycling

Life is all about growth, learning, and change and the sport of cycling offers many opportunities to experience this. Here’s a video I did recently talking more about how we can intentionally seek out certain growth opportunities in cycling which leads to greater confidence and experiencing life at a deeper intensity.

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February 10, 2020

My daily well-being routine

A simple well-being routine is a powerful way to experience more health, vitality, and happiness in life. Even a simple thing like starting the day by making your bed and doing a few exercises to wake up the body is a great way to start the day “winning”. 

When I consistently meditate, exercise, spend time in nature, eat light and healthy, I just feel better. It’s really so simple, yet many of us never implement a plan each day to increase our vitality and sense of wellbeing. 

Here are some things I do each day to feel greater peace, joy, and vitality.

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February 4, 2020

Plan to be your best on race day – 3 things cyclists should focus on before an event

Here are three tips on pre event planning that you can easily implement before your next event that will help you achieve personal success.

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January 21, 2020

How to sync TrainingPeaks workouts with Zwift Indoor Cycling

In this video, I share my latest tips and trick on how to train on Zwift with specific training sessions designed in TrainingPeaks. I share the quickest way to have your daily training session appear automatically in Zwift each day, which settings you can change to enhance your training session, and whether I prefer ERG mode or slope mode for optimal training.

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May 21, 2019

What is a good warm-up​ for cycling performance

Warming up properly for training or racing depends on the type of workout or race, the weather conditions, and whether you are the type of rider who feels good to go hard right away or rather needs some time warming up before you feel your best.

In this video, I discuss the latest trends on warming up and share where you can find a good warm-up to try out.

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April 30, 2019

Best Cycling Training to Build Stamina & Endurance with Limited Time

Most of us are not pro riders and don’t have all day available for long endurance rides. If you have a busy life but still want to build endurance and stamina with limited time available, your best training option is to perform harder endurance rides which some cyclists call “tempo” or “sweet spot” rides. Here are some examples of this training session:

Ride 1.5- 2 hours at 75-88% of threshold power instead of a long, slow endurance ride of 3+ hours (50-60% of threshold)

Ride 1-1.5 hours at 82-95% of threshold power instead of 2-3 hours at 60-75% of threshold.

Do you do regular “tempo” or “sweet spot” rides? What has worked best for you to build endurance, stamina, and threshold power with limited time? Please leave us a comment. Thanks for watching!

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6 Week Sweet Spot Build *Latest Workout Builder: Power Ranges, Part 1 (6-9 hrs/wk)

6 Week Sweet Spot Build *Latest Workout Builder: Power Ranges, Part 2 (6-11 hrs/wk)

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April 17, 2019

Training to improve your Sprinting Ability

Do you want to become a better sprinter? A lot of being a good sprinter is genetic but you can also improve significantly with the right kind of training. Here are some proven ways to improve your sprinting ability in the sport of road cycling. 

What has worked for you to make your sprint better? Please leave a comment. Thanks for watching!

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March 6, 2019

Optimal Nutrition for Cycling Performance

Optimal nutrition for endurance cycling is a hot topic these days. Here are my thoughts on how to plan your nutrition for your best workout or race performance.

What works for you regarding sports nutrition? Please leave a comment. Thanks for watching!

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February 27, 2019

Three Ways To Improve Your Climbing in Road Cycling

Here are three ways to improve your climbing in road cycling.  These simple tips will guarantee you improve your climbing speed and enjoyment.

Do you have any other tips on climbing you would like to share? Please leave a comment and please share. Thanks for watching!

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