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?
Read the Race Like a Pro, A-Race Recovery, Injuries and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 295
Learn from Amber Pierce, Alex Wild and Pete Morris how they read a race like a pro, how much time you need to recover between A-Races, how to use injuries to get faster and much more in Episode 295 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
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.
Successful Athletes Podcast – Episode 1: Everesting World Record with Keegan Swenson
A sneak preview of a totally new podcast from TrainerRoad – the Successful Athletes Podcast! In episode 1 Jonathan takes a look into the preparation and execution of the Everesting World Record by Stans Pivot’s and Monster Hydro’s Keegan Swenson.
Tactics for Bigger Riders, Extra Recovery, Racing a New Category and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 235
The benefits of being a larger rider, when to add extra recovery, staying competitive after an upgrade to cat 2 and more will be discussed in Episode 235 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Aerobic Metabolism 101, Openers, Tahoe Trail 100 and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 212
Join us for a livestream of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be discussing the basics of aerobic metabolism and how you can use it to make you faster, the physiological and psychological effects of openers, analysis of Coach Jonathan’s Tahoe Trail 100 performance and more!
Pedaling Technique, Smarter Racing, TT vs. Road Bikes and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 185
Join us for Episode 185 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be having a discussion on whether proper pedaling technique is a myth, how to win races with low power output, when triathletes should use a road bike instead of a TT bike and taking your live questions. More show notes and discussion…
kJ to Calories Conversion: How many calories do I burn cycling?
Answer: Divide the amount of kJs by 4.184 then divide by .25. Calories burned cycling are dependent on your Gross Metabolic Efficiency, but for most people, it’s between 20-25%. That means for every Calorie you burn produces around 1.045 kilojoules. For practical reasons, most cyclists approximate 1 kJ is equal to 1 Calorie. In…