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Fasted Cycling: Program Your Body to Burn Fat with Fasted Training

What if you could re-engineer your body to function at its peak and burn fat more efficiently by simply changing what you consume before a workout? That might sound like an opening line straight out of an infomercial selling a miracle weight loss pill, yet that’s the promise of fasted cycling training. But will it work for you? We’ll cover the benefits, disadvantages, and more in this guide to fasted training.

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Training Plan Guide: How to Coach Yourself to Peak Fitness

No time, no coach, no problem. Coach Chad shares his proven, science-backed training process that takes busy athletes from base to peak. Table of Contents This guide was written with order in mind, but if you want to jump around feel free to do so by clicking on the hyperlinked questions below. Base Phase Training:…

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Can I Skip Base Training?

It may seem counterintuitive to revert to base training every year after reaching new heights of performance, but this strategy pays dividends come race season. What is Base Fitness? Base fitness is synonymous with aerobic-base fitness, and this type of fitness is achieved via specific training that spurs particular physiological adaptations. Much like the name…

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How to Fine-Tune Your Cyclocross Fitness During Race Season

Cyclocross riders face the demands of high-level suffering for up to an hour-plus worth of all-out effort — all while enduring the mêlée of heckling crowds like those you might see in the high passes of the grand tours. Optimal Training Plan Progression for Cyclocross Racers We recommend that riders precede the Cyclocross Specialty training…

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How Much Does Aerodynamic Drag Affect My Speed?

Answer: A lot. Structured training will get you faster, but structured training with a concern for aerodynamic positioning will have the greatest impact on your speed. What is Aerodynamic Drag? Aerodynamic drag, otherwise known as aerodynamic resistance, plays a major role in determining how fast we can push ourselves on our bikes. How much so…

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How to Train For Cyclocross After a Season of Road Racing

Cliches aside, cyclocross is coming. In my 25 years of MTB and road racing, I’m venturing into all new territory. For athletes getting ready for ‘cross season with me, here’s a first-hand look at how to train for cyclocross and what I’m doing to prepare for my first cyclocross championship. Of all cycling disciplines, I’d venture…

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