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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

What’s The Most Efficient Cycling Cadence? (And How Cadence Drills Can 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.


Racing in Heavy Crosswinds, Adaptive Muscle Shortening, Commuting and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 243

Pro tips for racing in heavy crosswinds, how cyclists should deal with “adaptive muscle shortening, using your commute to get faster and more is all covered in Episode 243 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


How Training Changes Your Body, Matching Nutrition With Intensity & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 140

What changes happen in your body at different intensities, how to match nutrition with your workouts, a coach’s guide to using TrainerRoad & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode TrainerRoad workouts now have thumbnail images in Strava! Why you should consider refining your pedaling…



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