Author Archives: Jesse Fortson

Jesse Fortson lost over 145 pounds with TrainerRoad's help. He uses his experience as a teacher and race mechanic to get faster for crits, gravel, and marathon XCO races.


Training for a Bucket List Ride With TrainerRoad

Octavio Flores Quintero had his dream ride in mind when he signed up for TrainerRoad. He used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo—an adventurous ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta.


Sore Muscles and Cycling: How to Manage DOMS

Dealing with sore muscles is rarely enjoyable, but something athletes manage regularly. As a cyclist, you ask a lot of your body, and the muscles are no exception. But what causes soreness, and what’s the best way to manage it?


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How to Get Started With TrainerRoad

Structured training is the most efficient and effective way to become a faster cyclist. But getting started can seem daunting. Don’t worry; getting started with TrainerRoad is easy. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be using science-based training, planning, and analysis tools that increase your performance.


Model: @TheAlpineStylist Photo Credit: @kokody

Top Five Cycling Training Deep Dives of 2020

Science is at the heart of what we do at TrainerRoad. Often, that means diving deep into the research to answer your questions about cycling training, nutrition, and recovery—all to make you a faster cyclist. Here are the top five deep dives of 2020 from the Ask A Cycling Coach Podcast.


How a Med Student added 80w to their FTP with TrainerRoad

Cameron Seamons raised his FTP by 80 watts with TrainerRoad training for the Triple Bypass Century and ultra-distance running events, all while being a busy medical school student. He has tips for how he manages a 50-hour workweek and uses low-volume training for long-distance endurance events.


Strength Training and Cycling: How to Time Your Workouts

If you want to become a faster cyclist, it’s time to start strength training. In this guide, we’ll cover how and when to combine strength and cycling training.


Progressive Training for Cyclists

To become a faster cyclist, there’s an optimal, science-backed training process to follow, and it’s more than just one type of workout. Learn how progressive training can help you to reach new levels of fitness.


Creatine for cyclists and endurance athletes

Creatine for Cyclists: Will it Make You Faster?

Creatine has long been associated with strength training, but could endurance athletes benefit from this supplement? Creatine offers both benefits and disadvantages for cyclists.


Cycling Training Plans For Time-Crunched Athletes

Finding the time to train with a busy schedule is a challenge. Some time-crunched cyclists barely have enough time to get on the bike for an hour, three times a week. If you are short on time, TrainerRoad has a plan that will work for your schedule.


Sweet Spot Training: Everything you need to know.

Sweet Spot Training: Everything You Need to Know

Sweet Spot training is one of the most effective and efficient for cyclists to improve. With the right structure and training plan, you can let Sweet Spot training take your cycling performance to the next level.



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