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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.


Offseason Strength Training for Cyclists

The offseason is the perfect time to introduce strength training to your routine. The good news is that you don’t have to invest much time to reap all the benefits. Here are exercises and tips to help get you started.


10 Tips for a Successful Winter Training Season

For many cyclists, the winter season offers an opportunity to reset and begin a new season of training. Here are ten tips to make the most of your winter training.


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Cycling Accessories to Maximize Your Indoor Training

Your indoor cycling setup doesn’t need to be glamorous. It just needs to work for you in terms of function and convenience. Here are some of the best cycling accessories to maximize your indoor training. 


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.


Cycling Training: Beginner’s Guide to Getting Faster

Whatever your goals are and however you ride, you can become a faster cyclist, with the right training. From setting goals to choosing a training plan, our beginner’s guide to cycling training covers everything you need to get started.


Why Your Training Plan Needs to Adapt to You

As an athlete, you put in countless hours of hard work. But are you sure you’re getting the most out of it? Different individuals respond to training at different rates, and unforeseen life events can cause training interruptions. In the past, it’s been up to you to adjust your training. Now with Adaptive Training, you’re an individual, and your training plan is too.


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How to Use Adaptive Training

Whoever you are and however you ride, Adaptive Training treats you as an individual so you can get faster. Learn how to get the right workout, every time in this guide on how to use Adaptive Training.


How to Manage Your Training During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for a variety of reasons. Add in the stress of managing your training and nutrition, and frankly, it can all be overwhelming. Don’t worry, here are some tips to help you manage your training throughout the holidays.


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5 Training Tips from the Pros

Professional cyclists are among the toughest athletes in the world. But you don’t have to train like a pro to learn from them. In fact, training like a professional might not be the best fit for you. These five training tips from pros can be used by anyone that wants to get faster. 


Improve your maximum sprint power with these tips.

Cycling Sprint Workouts: How to Improve Your Maximum Sprint Power

Peak sprint power is a combination of fitness and technique. Just because you wouldn’t label yourself as a sprinter, doesn’t mean you can’t have a powerful snap. With the right combination of cycling sprint workouts and drills, you can increase your peak sprint power. 



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