Author Archives: Jesse Fortson

Jesse Fortson lost over 140 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.


Blood Plasma Volume and Your Performance

Blood Plasma Volume and Your Performance

Blood Plasma volume is critical for performance in endurance athletes. Taking a break from training can rapidly decrease it. But the good news is that you can get back on track in just a few days.


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.


How to Communicate Mid Race in Cycling

How to Communicate Mid-Race

Mid-race communication between you and your teammates can make or break your race. Plan and communicate and your team can control the race, setting you up for victory.


How to save you workout from failure

How to Save Your Workout From Failure

Everybody struggles to complete a workout every once in a while. With the right workout modifications, you can make sure that you are getting the most out of your work, even when you’re not at your best.


Collagen Supplements and Endurance Athletes

The Benefits of Collagen for Endurance Athletes

As a cyclist, the right diet and supplementation can help take your training to a higher level. Collagen supplementation, when timed with a workout, can help improve your joint health and recovery from injury.


how to find the right wheel in a sprint

How to Find the Right Wheel in a Sprint

Picking the right wheel to follow is essential when the race comes down to a sprint finish. But the best plans don’t always work out. These pro tips can help you find the right wheel in a sprint, and make adjustments when things don’t go as planned.


How to Train for 2020 USAC Masters Road National Championships

Course analysis and the best training plans for 2020 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships in Cedar City, Utah. Masters aged groups are among the most competitive that cycling has to offer. Between the changes in life and the level of competition, masters cyclists face unique challenges. Plan Builder can help you overcome those challenges by taking out the guesswork of your training. These tips for masters nationals can help you with one of the biggest races of the year.


How to Race a Dominant Team

How to Race a Dominant Team

A strong team can command a race making your hopes of victory slim. Their mix of talent and strategy can seem overwhelming. When racing, the cards you have may not be winning cards, but it would be a shame not to play them. These tips from Team Clif Bar can push the odds in your favor when racing against a dominant team.


How XC Pros Ride Rock Gardens

How XC Pros Ride Rock Gardens

Technical sections, like rock gardens, can be the most demanding part of a XC race. With the right line choice and proper technique, you can ride through technical sections faster, and without having to dab your foot. These pro tips can help you feel confident in the most demanding sections of a XC course.


How to Use Music to Get Faster

How to Use Music to Get Faster

Every athlete has lived on the edge of failure during a tough workout. Sometimes you just need a little extra motivation to reach the end. The good news is you can increase your chance of success by pressing play. Pick the right music and nail your workout.



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