Join us for Episode 187 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! Topics to be discussed: does nose breathing actually improve performance, are recovery drinks essential, why and when you should consider double days and more!

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The best way to measure your power-to-weight ratio
  • How to calm pre-race nerves
  • Are recovery shakes actually necessary?
  • Why and when to use double days in your training
  • Does nose breathing help performance?
  • How to win a Cat 5 crit

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.