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Cycling Group Rides: A Guide to Etiquette, Pacelines, Drafting, and Safety

Cycling Group Rides: A Guide to Etiquette, Pacelines, Drafting, and Safety

Group riding is one of the great joys of cycling. Drafting lets you go much faster than you would on your own, and the camaraderie of others is a powerful motivation to push your limits. If you understand the crucial skills, techniques, and etiquette of group cycling, you can be a faster, more efficient, and safer cyclist on your next group ride.


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How to Analyze Scientific Research

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.


Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How to Prevent It

Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How To Prevent It

Few experiences in cycling are more dreaded than getting dropped. As your legs reach their limit and the wheel in front of you begins to slip away, a sense of panic gives way to a sinking feeling of helplessness, and ultimately frustration. What can you do to prevent getting dropped?


The impact of sleep deprivation on racing and training

Restless: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Racing and Training

You’ve put in months of hard work training, until nervous energy keeps you wide awake the night before your event. Is your big day ruined? Probably not, but better sleep could still be the key to getting faster.


5 Stretches Every Cyclist Should Know

Integrating a stretching routine into your cycling training plan has real benefits, despite being a contentious topic in the world of sports science. In this post we’ll introduce you to 5 stretches for cyclists that can help improve your posture, increase your range of motion, and prepare your body to train and ride harder. Why Should Cyclists…


TrainerRoad head coach Chad Timmerman picks his 5 favorite workouts to improve your FTP
TrainerRoad head coach Chad Timmerman

Coach Chad’s 5 Favorite Workouts to Increase Your FTP

Workouts come in all different shapes and sizes, but what if you only had a few to choose from? What five workouts would be the most productive to raise your FTP and make you faster if those were the only workouts you did? We checked in with TrainerRoad’s head coach Chad Timmerman to find out.


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Training’s Impact on Mental Performance

Cycling training doesn’t just fatigue your legs — it can also tire out your brain. Knowing the impact that training has on subsequent mental awareness can help you anticipate the cognitive demands of training and racing.


Polarized Training is a specific Training Intensity Distribution in cycling.
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Polarized Training For Cyclists: What It Is and How To Try It

In Polarized training, the majority of training stress occurs at low or high intensity, with little to no time spent at moderate intensity. It’s a hot topic in cycling, but it’s also the subject of widespread confusion and uncertainty.


Strength Training Maintenance for Cyclists

You can extend the benefits of strength training into your cycling training season with a basic maintenance routine. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time for strength training maintenance and how to start building your own strength training maintenance routine.


Muscles Used for Cycling and How to Train Them

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.



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