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Recovery for Cyclists: Why It’s Important and How to Improve It

Recovery is one of the most impactful parts of a training plan and should be prioritized by all goal-oriented cyclists. You can maximize your recovery with a dedicated recovery process, scheduled rest, and extra attention to your sleep and nutrition.

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Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How to Prevent It

Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How To Prevent It

Few experiences in cycling are more dreaded than getting dropped. As your legs reach their limit and the wheel in front of you begins to slip away, a sense of panic gives way to a sinking feeling of helplessness, and ultimately frustration. What can you do to prevent getting dropped?

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What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

Getting Dropped, Caloric Deficits, Supplements and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 303

What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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The impact of sleep deprivation on racing and training

Restless: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Racing and Training

You’ve put in months of hard work training, until nervous energy keeps you wide awake the night before your event. Is your big day ruined? Probably not, but better sleep could still be the key to getting faster.

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Finding Motivation and Pushing Through Setbacks With Thrude Natholmen

After winning the Individual Time Trial National Championships in 2014 Thrude Natholmen set her eyes on the next big goal. But when this goal didn’t come together it became a struggle to hold onto motivation and stay on the right track. Learn how Thrude found a new perspective and pushed through her setbacks in this episode of the Successful Athlete’s Podcast.

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Nitrates for Cyclists: Does Beetroot Make you Faster?

Can taking beetroot supplements increase an athlete’s aerobic capacity? It may depend. Looking at the benefits, caveats, and trade-offs to beetroot supplementation can help you decide whether or not it’s right for you.

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Belgian Racing with Eamon Lucas – Ask a Cycling Coach 302

Belgian Racing with Eamon Lucas – Ask a Cycling Coach 302

Eamon Lucas is an American bike racer who has achieved success as a road and crit racer in the USA, racing fixed gear bikes in the Redhook Crit series for the star-studded Specialized Rocket Espresso team, and now in the intense Belgian Kermesse racing scene. Listen in as we discuss the different race tactics and cultural nuances of racing in different regions and formats that have helped Eamon be successful.

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Getting Faster and Staying Positive With Enduro Racer Georgina von Marburg

Competition runs in Georgina von Marburg’s blood. From the tennis court, to criteriums, to elite Enduro races, this versatile Australian athlete feeds on a challenge. She’s also faced setbacks along the way, but her love of cycling and commitment to consistency help her succeed and get faster.

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5 Stretches Every Cyclist Should Know

Integrating a stretching routine into your cycling training plan has real benefits, despite being a contentious topic in the world of sports science. In this post we’ll introduce you to 5 stretches for cyclists that can help improve your posture, increase your range of motion, and prepare your body to train and ride harder. Why Should Cyclists…

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TrainerRoad head coach Chad Timmerman picks his 5 favorite workouts to improve your FTP
TrainerRoad head coach Chad Timmerman

Coach Chad’s 5 Favorite Workouts to Increase Your FTP

Workouts come in all different shapes and sizes, but what if you only had a few to choose from? What five workouts would be the most productive to raise your FTP and make you faster if those were the only workouts you did? We checked in with TrainerRoad’s head coach Chad Timmerman to find out.

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