Category Archives: Training


Cyclist Body Types, Descending, Training for Repeatability and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 277

How your body type and muscle fiber composition relates to your cycling training, improving your power and speed on descents, how to train for repeatability in races and more in Episode 277 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Elements of Getting Faster

The Elements of Getting Faster

Cycling training can seem complicated. There is an enormous amount of information about training methodologies, nutrition recommendations, equipment suggestions, and ways to analyze the data. Frankly, it can be overwhelming.  At TrainerRoad, we try to make it simple—we take care of the details, so you don’t have to. That way, you can focus on putting…


An athlete completes an interval workout included in a TrainerRoad training plan.

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Structured Training

Here at TrainerRoad, structured training is at the heart of everything we do, and we get a little defensive when we hear some of the misconceptions about structure. Let’s set the record straight.


The Neuromuscular Energy System: What It Is and Why It Matters for Cyclists

The body has three energy systems. As an endurance sport, cycling focuses on the aerobic system. But for those quick moments when peak power output is needed, the neuromuscular energy system is supreme. This article will cover how the neuromuscular energy system works, how you use it, and what you can do to train it.


Cyclist Climbing out of Saddle

How to Improve Your Riding out of the Saddle

There are times when getting out of the saddle is better than staying seated. But because standing is inherently less efficient, standing isn’t beneficial unless you practice. Here’s how you can become more efficient at pedaling out of the saddle and how you can integrate the right amount of practice for the racing that you do.


Pro Racing, Rider Types, and Motivation with Ben Jacques-Maynes – Ask a Cycling Coach 276

Retired pro cyclist Ben Jacques-Maynes joins the podcast to discuss what he learned about motivation, nutrition, training, injuries, how to maximize success and more in Episode 276 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Anaerobic Energy System: What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How to Train It

The body has three primary ways of creating energy. These physiological pathways are called energy systems. This article will cover how you use the anaerobic system to put power to the pedals and how you can train it to become a faster cyclist.


Winter Cycling Training Guide: 11 Ways to Become a Faster Cyclist

A successful spring and summer racing season hinges mainly on one thing:—your winter cycling training plan. The type of work you put in right now to prepare for it will pay massive dividends in the future.  Did you catch that? I said the type of work you put in — not how much work you…


Turning Pro, Macronutrients for Cyclists, Dehydration and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 275

How to turn pro, the optimal macronutrient composition for cyclists, preventing dehydration on cold rides and more in Episode 275 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


An athlete trains her aerobic energy system using sweet spot intervals

The Aerobic Energy System: What it is, Why it’s Important, and How to Train it

The aerobic energy system is the most important way a cyclist’s body utilizes energy. How does it work and how can you train it?



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