Author Archives: Jesse Fortson
Alex Sandilands had a rapid rise to 4.8w/kg after transitioning from years of running, but that quickly fell apart after an MRI from an overuse injury exposed disturbing effects of starvation. Fortunately, Alex became aware of his disordered eating and got his health back on track to reach new heights in terms of both power and health.
Science is at the heart of what TrainerRoad does, and that means evaluating the latest research. Whether it’s creating new training plans or preparing for deep dives on the Ask A Cycling Coach podcast, our goal is to empower you with the knowledge that will make you faster. With some practice, anyone can critically analyze scientific research, and Amber Pierce has some tips to help you get started.
TrainerRoad’s newly-redesigned mobile app for iOS and Android devices let you plan and control your training from one place. Create a custom training plan with Plan Builder, manage and schedule rides on your Calendar, and get intelligently recommended workouts with TrainNow. The new TrainerRoad mobile app is available today!
For endurance athletes, proper fueling is vital for peak performance. But are there any benefits to fueling your shorter workouts? Find out why, how, and when to fuel your short workouts.
Cycling is well-known for its health benefits, one of which is weight loss. But starting a weight loss program can be difficult, especially when managing a training schedule. Here are five tips to help you get started.
Cycling is usually thought of as cardiovascular activity and rightly so. But bike riding also works the skeletal muscles. The production of power to drive the pedals involves complex activation of several muscle groups. Of course, the muscles most used in cycling are the legs, but you use muscle groups through the trunk and upper body. Depending on your cycling discipline, the level activation of these groups will vary.
There is a new way to train on your terms with the power of Adaptive Training. TrainNow gives you the flexibility to complete structured training, when and how you want, with intelligently recommended workouts. However you want to ride, TrainNow can help you get faster.
Heat adversely affects the body’s ability to do work, but strategic utilization of heat in a training regimen can facilitate performance increases. Dr. Chris Minson, one of the leading experts and researchers on this topic, explains how heat training can improve your performance and offers tips on how to prepare for events in hot conditions.
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad to train for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. By making small changes along the way and staying consistent with a low-volume training plan Curtis lost 35 pounds and reached 4.0 W/kg.
Indoor training is not only effective, but it’s incredibly time-efficient. If you’re not following a training plan, don’t worry. Whether you’re just starting, between seasons, or looking to supplement your outside rides, here are five of the best indoor cycling workouts that will make the most of your time and help you get faster.
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