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The Neuromuscular Energy System: What It Is and Why It Matters for Cyclists

The body has three energy systems. As an endurance sport, cycling focuses on the aerobic system. But for those quick moments when peak power output is needed, the neuromuscular energy system is supreme. This article will cover how the neuromuscular energy system works, how you use it, and what you can do to train it.


Anaerobic Energy System: What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How to Train It

The body has three primary ways of creating energy. These physiological pathways are called energy systems. This article will cover how you use the anaerobic system to put power to the pedals and how you can train it to become a faster cyclist.


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.


A rider competing in a cycling event.

Preparing For Big Events With Low Volume Training

Training specificity might seem to imply that long events require long training rides, but energy systems are more important than duration or TSS.


all-out efforts

Structured Training Versus All-Out Efforts

Only doing all-out efforts isn’t the key to getting faster. Athletes can get faster with a structured training plan that develops multiple energy systems and promotes long term adaptation.



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