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Rest Week Nutrition, Air Density, Smelling Salts and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 307

Rest Week Nutrition, Air Density, Smelling Salts and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 307

Why are you always hungry during rest weeks and what can you do about it? Does air density affect physiological performance, and can smelling salts make you faster? Tune into Episode 307 of the Ask a Cycling Coach for these topics and much more!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.




Topics covered in this episode

  • Welcome back to Amber and Nate! 0:00:11
  • Takeaways from Jonathan’s first MTB race in over a year 0:17:18
  • Polarized Training Plans update 0:35:02
  • Does air density affect performance? 0:38:45
  • How to maintain a healthy relationship with training 0:46:33
  • Rapid-fire questions 1:10:44
  • Training for weight loss 1:27:17
  • Why you are hungry during rest weeks and what to do about it 1:34:23
  • Can smelling salts make you faster? 1:46:40
  • Live questions and answers 1:52:03

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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.