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Detraining is the opposite of training, when physical adaptations of fitness reverse.
P.C. @_nickwilsonphoto, M.C. @seesmith_ and @gc_cake_az

Detraining: What Happens When You Lose Fitness?

Fitness is never stagnant, and if you reduce training stress, you experience detraining. Find out what it is, why it happens, and the rate at which it occurs.


5 Indoor Cycling Workouts to Get Faster

5 Indoor Cycling Workouts to Get Faster

Indoor training is not only effective, but it’s incredibly time-efficient. If you’re not following a training plan, don’t worry. Whether you’re just starting, between seasons, or looking to supplement your outside rides, here are five of the best indoor cycling workouts that will make the most of your time and help you get faster.


Overtrainng Symptoms Recovery and Avoidance
P.C. @kokody, M.C. @TheAlpineStylist

Overtraining: Symptoms, Recovery, and Avoidance of Overtraining

While cyclists need training stress to promote physical adaptations, too much of it can have the opposite effect. A prolonged period of insufficient recovery and excess training stress can lead to non-functional overreaching, and ultimately to overtraining syndrome.


Five Tips for getting started with Strength Training

Five Tips for Getting Started with Strength Training

Every cyclist can benefit from strength training. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the offseason to get started. Here are five tips that will help you add strength training to your routine.


5 Core Exercises for Cyclists to Improve Strength and Efficiency

5 Core Exercises for Cyclists to Improve Efficiency and Strength

Cycling is synonymous with the legs, but a strong core makes you more efficient, powerful, and resistant to injury. We’ve chosen 5 of our favorite core exercises to help you get stronger.


How to improve your time trial with structured training

Time Trial Training: How To Be a Faster Time Trialist

Time trialists must effectively train the ability to pace their highest sustainable power over time trial distances and along the way build toughness, get accustomed to uncomfortable positioning, and ultimately get faster. This guide covers everything you need to be a faster time trialist.


A TrainerRoad athlete practices good recovery techniques

How Aging Affects Cycling Recovery, And What You Can Do About It

Recovery is key to getting faster, but it seems to take longer as we get older. Luckily, there are many factors beyond age that influence your ability to recover.


The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Cycling Training

Whether you’re experienced or just beginning indoor training, these quick and effective tips will increase your chances of success.


Sore Muscles and Cycling

Sore Muscles and Cycling: How to Manage DOMS

Dealing with sore muscles is rarely enjoyable, but something athletes manage regularly. As a cyclist, you ask a lot of your body, and the muscles are no exception. But what causes soreness, and what’s the best way to manage it?


A cyclist trains using information gleaned from their power curve
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @trilla_e

How Your Cycling Power Curve Can Help You Get Faster And Win Races

The relationship between time and intensity in cycling is called a power curve, and charting it can offer important insights. But like other cycling metrics, it can also be misleading if not considered in the proper context. How can you use your power curve to get faster and win races?



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