Category Archives: Training


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?


Racing at High Elevation, Learning to Suffer, Recovery and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 274

How to improve your racing at elevation while living at low altitude, how to increase your ability to suffer, how to recover from a big training week and more in Episode 274 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


A cyclist using structured training to get faster

The Top 10 Guaranteed Ways to Get Slower at Cycling

TrainerRoad’s one and only mission is to make you a faster cyclist. But what if, for some reason, you wanted to get slower? Here are our top tips for getting worse at cycling.


Why FTP Isn’t Everything, Finding a Base Plan, Plyometrics and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 273

Why FTP isn’t always the best measure of your fitness, how to find the right type of base plan for you, why plyometrics may help cyclists get faster and more in Episode 273 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


How to Get Faster With Low TSS

Getting faster doesn’t always mean massive weekly training stress. This can be true in many cases, but improving fitness is mostly dependent on the types of stress, when you apply it, and how well you manage it.


Five Training Takeaways From the Successful Athletes Podcast

Sometimes maintaining a consistent training schedule is easier said than done. When you’re struggling to keep your training on track, trying some new strategies can help. Here’s what five successful athletes have done to maintain a consistent workout regimen and keep their training consistent from one goal to the next.


MTB World Champion Kate Courtney – Ask a Cycling Coach 272

MTB World Champion Kate Courtney joins the podcast to give you the insights to what it takes to be a World Champion including how she builds resilience through mental training, why she uses strength training to get faster, her recovery, nutrition and more in Episode 272 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Improve your maximum sprint power with these tips.

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 sprint, doesn’t mean you can’t have a powerful snap. These training tips will help you increase your peak sprint power.


An athlete trains at their VO2 Max

How to Improve Your VO2 Max and Get Faster With Structured Training

VO2 max is not fixed, and structured training can significantly improve this key factor, especially if maintained consistently over the long-term. Let’s take a look at how.


a man on a bike uses different energy systems for cycling

Energy Systems Used for Cycling

Energy production and management are the core of endurance sports. Your body has three main energy systems that enable you to put power to the pedals—aerobic, anaerobic, and neuromuscular. In this introduction to the different energy systems, we’ll cover how they produce energy, how they are different, and why they are essential.



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