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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 to feel ready for intense effort.

In this video I discuss the latest trends on warming up and share 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)

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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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February 5, 2019

Cycling safety tips for your next road bike ride

Here are some simple tips to help you stay safe the next time you head out on the open roads.

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January 21, 2019

Fasted Training Rides and Tips on Losing Weight

Did you know that we have a significant amount of energy available to us when we tap into our own body’s fat as fuel? This is especially true at lower intensities.

Here are some tips on how you can include fasted state rides into your training and some other tips on losing body fat through training and fasting strategies. There is no doubt that being a lean cyclist is a big advantage!

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January 8, 2019

ERG Mode on Wahoo Kickr feels much harder?

When you use ERG mode on the Wahoo Kickr does the power feel harder compared to what it feels like on the road? I had this experience and even noticed I had to put out 10-20 watts more than the ERG mode was set at to keep a good cadence on ERG mode. I since discovered this setting that has made my specific sessions using the Wahoo Kickr + Bolt head unit more in line with what the power reads and feels like on the road where I use a Quarq or Stages L/R power meter. 

I know there are many more tricks and tips to discover with indoor setup. What about you? What set-up or settings have you found work best for indoor training? Please leave a comment and please share.

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December 27, 2018

Make 2019 Your Best Cycling Year with These Simple Strategies

Here are a few simple strategies around goal setting that will help you stay focused in 2019 and train with greater motivation.

Wishing you lots of strength, speed, and fitness on your cycling journey!

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December 21, 2018

Road Cycling Off Season​ Training Tips on Limited Time

If you are like most working people you probably do not have many hours available each day to perform traditional offseason base training.

Here are some training tips and some specific training sessions you can include during the offseason to maximize your limited time and build for a future successful cycling season.

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