Peak fitness is the end goal, but what actually happens to your body when you peak? We covered this, the different ways you can improve VO2 Max supplements vs. whole foods and much more in episode 168 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.



Topics covered in this episode

  • Nate’s Leadville Preparation
  • The best way to hold your phone during workouts
  • How to inject tubeless sealant without clogging your valve stems
  • Do you have to change up your workouts to get faster?
  • Why progression is the most important principle to getting faster
  • A deep diving on “peaking”
  • What happens to your body when it peaks?
  • How long can you maintain peak fitness?
  • Are standing desks actually bad for athletes?
  • What is the best way to improve VO2 Max?
  • Whole foods vs. powders and supplements for recovery nutrition
  • Why dehydration isn’t always bad for cyclists
  • How big of a difference 2 lbs make on a climb.

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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.