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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!


Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How to Prevent It

Getting Dropped: Why it Happens and How To Prevent It

Few experiences in cycling are more dreaded than getting dropped. As your legs reach their limit and the wheel in front of you begins to slip away, a sense of panic gives way to a sinking feeling of helplessness, and ultimately frustration. What can you do to prevent getting dropped?


Dialed Health's Derek Teel discusses strength training and consistency.
photo courtesy Derek Teel

From Downhill Racing to Endurance and Strength Training, With Dialed Health’s Derek Teel

For Derek Teel, being fast means being strong. Derek is a former pro downhill racer and owner of Dialed Health, a strength training service for cyclists. Derek’s advice on getting stronger can make every athlete faster.


An athlete trains to maximize their power-to-weight ratio.
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @human_trash_heap

Power-to-Weight Ratio for Cyclists: When Watts/kg Matters, and How to Improve It

Power-to-weight ratio is one of the most important metrics in cycling, but it can also be a negative influence driving athletes to obsess over weight. Learn how it can help make you faster if used correctly.


5 Core Exercises for Cyclists to Improve Strength and Efficiency

5 Core Exercises for Cyclists to Improve Efficiency and Strength

Cycling is synonymous with the legs, but a strong core makes you more efficient, powerful, and resistant to injury. We’ve chosen 5 of our favorite core exercises to help you get stronger.


Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

SARMS are banned substances surrounded by plenty of confusion, so what do we actually know about them? Tune in for a deep dive into SARMS, DIY nutrition products that are cheap and accessible, and how to reduce inflammation but still prioritize recovery. All this and more in Episode 289 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


A cyclist utilizes an efficient cadence
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @human_trash_heap

Cycling Cadence: What’s Most Efficient? (And Cadence Drills to Make You Faster)

We all know one cadence feels very different from another, but few cyclists really understand how cadence affects our efficiency on the bike. What is the optimal cycling cadence, and how can you use pedaling drills to become more efficient?


What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

Crank Length, Achieving Mastery, DOMS and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 287

What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

Low Cadence, Choking, Equipment Choices and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 285

Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Dr. Andy Pruitt conducts a bike fit with a cyclist.

A Conversation About Bike Fit With Dr. Andy Pruitt

Dr. Andy Pruitt is the world’s top expert on bike fitting, with over 40 years of experience. We sat down with Dr. Pruitt for a wide-ranging conversation on all things fit-related.



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