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New Training Plans, Pro Racing, Left/Right Balance and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 308

New Training Plans, Pro Racing, Left/Right Balance and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 308

Get an inside look into why and how we updated all of our training plans with data from Adaptive Training, a question from a pro cyclist on how World Tour racing differs from amateur racing, how to best use Left/Right Balance and more in Episode 308 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


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!


Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


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How to Fuel Short Workouts

For endurance athletes, proper fueling is vital for peak performance. But are there any benefits to fueling your shorter workouts? Find out why, how, and when to fuel your short workouts.


Supplements for Cyclists and Triathletes: Do They Make you Faster?

Some of the supplements recommended to endurance athletes are necessary to performance, while others offer only minor benefits. You can determine which ones are right for you with a look at your diet and an assessment of the pros and cons that come with each supplement.


The Science of Getting Faster - Ketones and Recovery

Science of Getting Faster: Ketones and Recovery

Exogenous ketone esters are a hot topic in cycling. In our second conversation with Dr. Chiel Poffe, we learn about his research into using ketone esters to benefit recovery from high-volume training.


Science of Getting Faster: Recovery and Carbohydrate Intake

We know that the quantity of carbohydrates ingested after exercise impacts the replenishment of glycogen stores, but what about the type of carbohydrates ingested? Does ingesting glucose and fructose, as opposed to just glucose, impact subsequent endurance performance?


Timing Your Recovery Drink
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Timing Your Recovery Drink: What and When to Drink

No matter what workout you’re doing, you should always plan on some recovery nutrition afterward. There are numerous benefits to recovery drinks, and timing them correctly will help you feel confident that your glycogen stores are replenished for your next workout.


The Elements of Getting Faster

Nutrition: The Elements of Getting Faster

You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.


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What is Bonking? Causes, Dangers, and Prevention

Bonking is a dreaded experience, an exhaustion of fuel and shutdown of the body’s ability to exert itself. The term gets thrown around a lot, but if you’ve ever felt it you know how bad it can be, and how hard it is to recover from. So just what is a bonk, why is it a bad thing, and how can you avoid it?



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