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.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How your body type relates to your cycling training
  • How to train for repeatability in a race
  • Adjusting your training when life gets stressful
  • Improving your power and speed on descents
  • How oval chainrings affect power meter readings
  • The difference between a warm-up and an opener
  • Why weightlifting can help your muscular endurance

For more cycling training knowledge, listen to the Ask a Cycling Coach — the only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. New episodes are released weekly.


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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.