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?
Energy Cost of Recovery, Training Camps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 324
We know we burn energy in training, but what about when we recover? What processes happen in your body and how much energy does it take? In this episode we’ll cover this and go into the do’s and don’ts of training camps with two pros from the Orange Seal Off-Road Team, Hannah Finchamp and Alex Wild! Energy Cost of Recovery, Training Camps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 324
Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Race Tips, Nutrient Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 294
How do artificial sweeteners fuel training, and are they good for athletes, tips for DIY races and match racing strategy, a deep dive on nutrient timing and how it affects training and much more in Episode 294 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
The Brain’s Use of Energy and What it Means to Cyclists
Physical and mental energy are both limited resources. Can you train your brain to use this energy more efficiently?
Power Curves, Plateaus, Growth Hacking and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 264
Learn how to analyze your power curve to help direct your training, what to do to end a plateau in your fitness, a deep dive into if training your ability to handle a higher cognitive load will make you faster and more in Episode 264 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Muscle Glycogen, Nasal Breathing, Swimming for Cyclists and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 257
The mechanics of how your body pulls glycogen from the muscles for energy, recovery tips for triathletes to ensure they are getting faster in all 3 sports, using cycling as a replacement for swim training when pools are closed and more in Episode 257 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Oval vs. Round Rings, Fasted Training, Beating Cramps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 157
Do oval rings affect power data, when fasted training actually effective, how to stop cramps and more in Episode 157 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Facebook Group Carson City Off-Road Live Podcast What we noticed at the Queen Stage of the Tour of…
Consequences of a High FTP, Our First TT, Organizing a Season and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 153
What you need to consider as you raise your FTP, the results from our first time trial, how to organize a busy race season and more in the Episode 153 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode How vacation affects fitness How to plan a big ride with friends…
Attacking Like a Pro, Easy Sweetspot Work, Supplements & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 141
What most people don’t understand about attacks, how to make Sweetspot work easier, supplements for cyclists & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode • The best way to ease into long intervals • How early should you start pre-race nutrition? • Are attacks more…
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…