Your heart rate naturally increases during exercise to fuel your muscles with oxygen. How can you improve your capacity to uptake oxygen and get faster?
Track all the hard work you put into your training— even when riding without a power meter. TrainerRoad’s new and improved TSS estimation uses machine learning to calculate TSS for outside rides without power meters more accurately than RPE-based estimates.
Coach Chad is back! This week we dig into how VO2max affects FTP, why heart rate may be lower or higher for different people at different times, and discussions about positioning in aggressive groups, heat, crashing and more inspired by Tulsa Tough.
Detraining happens any time we decrease training stimulus, but how quickly does it happen, how can you retain as much fitness as possible, and how should you adjust your race strategy as a result? Join us for a deep dive into this and many other topics in Episode 309 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Power meters are the only objective way to measure cycling performance and have revolutionized how cyclists train. How much do you know about power meters and how to use them?
Power is the only truly objective way of assessing performance in cycling, but power meters and smart trainers are a luxury for many athletes. Find out how you can get the benefits of structured training without a power meter, and why this type of training can even benefit riders with access to expensive equipment.
Time trialists must effectively train the ability to pace their highest sustainable power over time trial distances and, along the way, build toughness, get accustomed to uncomfortable positioning, and ultimately get faster. This guide covers everything you need to be a faster time trialist.
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!
Weight goals can seem like they are at odds with power goals, but there is a healthy way to achieve both. We’ll cover this as well as whether it is better to struggle through a workout or bail early, what is the definition of “junk miles” and if they have a place in training, and much more. Tune in now to Episode 291 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
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!