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.

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Dr. Andy Pruitt conducts a bike fit with a cyclist.

A Conversation About Bike Fit With Dr. Andy Pruitt

Dr. Andy Pruitt is the world’s top expert on bike fitting, with over 40 years of experience. We sat down with Dr. Pruitt for a wide-ranging conversation on all things fit-related.

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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.

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How Structured Training Can Improve Your Power to Weight Ratio

There comes a point in a cyclist’s progression where unstructured distance isn’t enough to stimulate improvement. Jozsef Evans used structure and performance based goals to continue his progression and get faster. In a matter of a few months, the structure paid off and helped Joe increase his watts per kilogram from 3.1 to 4.2. Here’s how Jozsef did it.

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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…

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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.

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Athletes descend during the 2020 Tour De France

Tour De France Takeaways for Amateur Racers

Every year, the Tour De France serves as a 3-week showcase for cycling’s top talent. As the world’s premier bike race, it’s the perfect opportunity for amateur riders to watch and learn from the sport’s best. What lessons can the average racer take away from the first half of this year’s Tour?

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How to Improve Your Technical MTB Skills

Becoming a skilled technical rider doesn’t just happen — it takes hard work and dedication. Professional MTB racer Sparky Moir Sears shares how she developed her technical riding skills and continues to grow those skills on a weekly basis to be a faster and more capable XC racer.

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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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How to Manage Food Cravings When Trying to Lose Weight

Managing food cravings while balancing weight loss and training is a challenge. But there are several things that you can do to help keep food in the right perspective. These tips for identifying triggers and managing cravings can help you reach your goals.

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