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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?


a man on a bike uses different energy systems for cycling

Energy Systems Used for Cycling

Energy production and management are the core of endurance sports. Your body has three main energy systems that enable you to put power to the pedals—aerobic, anaerobic, and neuromuscular. In this introduction to the different energy systems, we’ll cover how they produce energy, how they are different, and why they are essential.


How to Manage Postexercise Hypotension

You’ve finished a ride and are resting with your feet up. Then you stand up and suddenly feel lightheaded. What gives? You’ve just experienced the effects of postexercise hypotension. But what is postexercise hypotension, the causes, and how can you manage it?


Blood Plasma Volume and Your Performance

Blood Plasma Volume and Your Performance

Blood Plasma volume is critical for performance in endurance athletes. Taking a break from training can rapidly decrease it. But the good news is that you can get back on track in just a few days.


How to Use Sweet Spot Training to Strengthen FTP

Training in the Sweet Spot power zone is one of the most effective ways an athlete can improve their aerobic capabilities. Due to Sweet Spot training’s repeatability at such a particular balance of intensity and volume it achieves more positive physiological adaptations. Sweet Spot training is used to consolidate, or solidify, all the mixed types…



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