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Ask a Cycling Coach Ep 317

Belgian Waffle Ride, Equipment Upgrades, Recovery Tactics and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 317

Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his two National Championship wins and his unexpectedly bumpy ride at Belgian Waffle Ride, as well as answering your questions on recovery modalities and joining us for a discussion on equipment upgrades and more.


Timing Your Recovery Drink
Model: @JalenBazile Photo Credit: @kokody

Timing Your Recovery Drink: What and When to Drink

No matter what workout you’re doing, you should always plan on some recovery nutrition afterward. There are numerous benefits to recovery drinks, and timing them correctly will help you feel confident that your glycogen stores are replenished for your next workout.


Model: @JalenBazile Photo Credit: @kokody

How to Choose the Best Mid-Ride Nutrition

The longer and more intense a training session is, the more crucial your mid-ride nutrition becomes. Knowing when to consume liquids, gels, and solids can help you make an on-the-bike nutrition plan that includes the best fuels for you and your ride.


Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Race Intensity, Recovery, Outside Interval Training and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 305

Getting used to race intensity can be jarring, so how do you prepare yourself before race day? We’ll cover this, a deep dive on outside interval training, various discussions on what affects recovery and how to manage it, and much more in Episode 305 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Nitrates for Cyclists: Does Beetroot Make you Faster?

Can taking beetroot supplements increase an athlete’s aerobic capacity? It may depend. Looking at the benefits, caveats, and trade-offs to beetroot supplementation can help you decide whether or not it’s right for you.


Supplements for Cyclists and Triathletes: Do They Make you Faster?

Some of the supplements recommended to endurance athletes are necessary to performance, while others offer only minor benefits. You can determine which ones are right for you with a look at your diet and an assessment of the pros and cons that come with each supplement.


Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293

Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293

How quickly do you lose fitness and how quickly does it come back, do you get better at recovering as your training experience increases, how to improve your mental relationship with cycling and much more in Episode 293 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


The Elements of Getting Faster

Nutrition: The Elements of Getting Faster

You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.


Weight Loss and Nutrition with Successful Athlete Jesse Fortson – Ask a Cycling Coach 270

Special guest Jesse Fortson from The Successful Athletes Podcast joins Jonathan and Pete to delve into the science of his weight loss journey, how to find the right diet for you, nutrition tips to ensure you lose weight and get faster and more in Episode 270 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Optimized Recovery, Powerlifters Gone Cyclist, Fueling Rides and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 256

Techniques to improve recovery and get the most from your rest week, how to transition to cycling from powerlifting to be fast and strong, why you should be using an electrolyte or carbohydrate sports drink while cycling and more in Episode 256 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.



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