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Training When Sick, Weight Gain to Build Power, Anemia and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 232

Training while sick, gaining weight to increase power, how to modify training for athletes with anemia and much more will be discussed on Episode 232 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Kona Learnings, L-Carnitine’s effect on Performance, Tapers and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 230

Join us live for Episode 230 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we’ll share what we learned at IRONMAN World Championships, the effect of L-Carnitine on endurance performance, how to alter your taper for specific races and much more.


Climbing, Elevation, Over-Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 223

Tune in for Episode 223 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast where we will be discussing the cost of climbing out of the saddle, elevation’s effect on training and recovery, how to manage over-training and much more.


Openers, Pain Tolerance, Descending and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 211

The psychological and physical benefits of openers, what role pain tolerance plays in performance, how to increase confidence and speed in descents, plus your live questions will all be covered in Episode 211 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Aero Deep Dive in The Specialized Win Tunnel – Ask a Cycling a Coach 188

Gain 50 watts in a single day!? We went to the Specialized Win Tunnel to find out how to get faster. Episode 188 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is live! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this episode What’s so special about the Specialized Win-Tunnel? Are…


Specialty Blocks: MTB

The many disciplines of mountain bike riding and racing are arguably more varied than any other subset of cycling. And as you might expect, the types of demands knobby-tire riding applies to the body are as wide-ranging as the athletic capabilities that our bodies can display. Enter our new off-road training plans. Overview Typical MTB style efforts range…


Tailoring the Mountain Bike Plans to Your Needs

We’ve been getting a ton of great feedback on the new mountain bike training plans. Like I talked about in an earlier post, these plans are designed to help riders develop the unique fitness characteristics that are necessary to excel on the trail. While the typical cross country, enduro, or XTERRA athlete will be able…



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