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Image of tired cyclist serving as header for Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Episode 324 - Energy Cost of Recovery, Training Camps and More

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


Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Episode 322: Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his Leadville and Breck Epic wins and to help us answer your questions on training with bad air quality, finding your strengths and weaknesses and much more. Tune in now and get faster!

Leadville Champion, Air Quality, Strengths vs. Weaknesses, and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 322

Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his Leadville and Breck Epic wins and to help us answer your questions on training with bad air quality, finding your strengths and weaknesses and much more. Tune in now and get faster!


5 Best Workouts for Criterium Racers

Target the power fundamental to criterium racing with these five workouts for crit racers. Use them to fine-tune your established fitness, build essential skills, or introduce criterium-specific interval training to your schedule.


Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

Best Way to Raise FTP, Pro Nutrition, Strava Segments and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 296

Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Keegan Swenson joins us to discuss what type of training best raises FTP, what pro athletes eat on and off the bike, the world’s most aspirational Strava segments and much more in Episode 296 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281
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Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281

What happens when you do high intensity efforts during base training, what it was like for Amber to be a pro domestique, and tips for beginner racers on their first year of racing and mountain bike stage races. Tune into Episode 281 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast for this and more!


Anaerobic Energy System: What It Is, Why It’s Important for Cyclists, 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.


How to Recognize Burnout and What to Do About It

Burnout is a common problem with serious cyclists, but recognizing burnout and differentiating it from common fatigue is necessary if your goal is to get faster. Here’s our guide to burnout — how to recognize it and what to do about it. What Is Burnout? Training hard makes you faster, but only when it’s structured appropriately. Every time…


How to Break Away and Make it Stick

Although not every race is won by a solo breakaway, multiple breakaways or breakaway attempts always form the outcome of a race. To make sure you’re at the pointy end of the race in the final kilometer, you need to have a specific type of fitness that allows you more than one shot at a…


When Is It Okay to Bail Out of a Workout?

Every interval of our training plans is intentionally placed and structured to make you faster. So what should you do if you can’t complete an interval? Here’s our simple guide to teach you how to know when it’s okay to bail out of an interval workout, plus tips for bailing out smartly. Interval workouts are meant…


Does Bike Geometry Affect Power Output? We Asked An Expert

We’re commonly asked, “Does bike geometry affect power output?” Or more specific questions like, “Does my saddle position affect my power output?” To get to the truth of the matter, we interviewed an expert. Overview Brian Gordon is a kinesiologist, certified Body Geometry Fit Specialist and Mountain Bike Product Developer for Specialized. Over the past…



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