Training tips to increase your peak sprint power, how to sustainably push your physical and mental limits, techniques to improve your comfort on the bike and more in Episode 262 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • A recap on Round 3 of the LIVE Group Ramp Test: https://youtu.be/5dnjz39pet0
  • What happened to Nate?
  • Jonathan’s new tip to improve your Outside Workouts
  • Training tips to improve your peak sprint power
  • How to sustainably push your physical and mental limits
  • Techniques to improve your comfort on the bike
  • Did Amber actually go to failure on the last LIVE Group Ramp Test?
  • How your Specialty Phase can get too hard to complete
  • How to pause your Outside Workout when you need more time for a rest interval
  • Is carbon better than alloy for MTB handle bars?
  • Nate’s recommendation for protein powder
  • Is it possible to make fitness gains too fast?Training tips to improve your peak sprint power
  • How to sustainably push your physical and mental limits
  • Planning effective training if you have less than an hour a day to train
  • How to get more from your training when already at a high volume
  • Why your training doesn’t need to be a long as your goal events
  • Techniques to improve your comfort on the bike

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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.