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Progressive Training for Cyclists

To become a faster cyclist, there’s an optimal, science-backed training process to follow, and it’s more than just one type of workout. Learn how progressive training can help you to reach new levels of fitness.


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!


Training-periodization

Training Periodization: Macro, Meso, & Microcycles of Training

Structured training, in its most effective form, is both periodized and progressive. To get faster, your hard work needs to stimulate specific, physiological adaptations. Training periodization divides your season into distinct phases so that your hard work pays off.


CX, Road Enduro, Block Periodization, Heart Rate & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 176

A discussion on cyclocross, road enduro, block periodization, heart rate, nutrition and more, all in Episode 176 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.  Topics covered in this episode New TrainerRoad Forum ( Forum.TrainerRoad.com ) TrainerRoad kits now available! New TrainerRoad Calendar TrainerRoad Pricing Updates…


Peaking, Improving VO2 Max, Supplements vs. Whole Food – Ask a Cycling Coach 168

Peak fitness is the end goal, but what actually happens to your body when you peak? We covered this, the different ways you can improve VO2 Max supplements vs. whole foods and much more in episode 168 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode Nate’s Leadville Preparation The best…


5 Stretches Every Cyclist Should Know

Integrating a stretching routine into your training plan has real benefits, despite being a contentious topic in the world of sports science. In this post we’ll introduce you to 5 stretches that can help improve your posture, increase your range of motion, and prepare your body to train and ride harder. Why Should Cyclists Stretch? Let’s be…


Training Plan Guide: How to Coach Yourself to Peak Fitness

No time, no coach, no problem. Coach Chad shares his proven, science-backed training process that takes busy athletes from base to peak. Table of Contents This guide was written with order in mind, but if you want to jump around feel free to do so by clicking on the hyperlinked questions below. Base Phase Training:…


How Do I Achieve the Proper Balance of Power, Aerodynamics, and Sustainability?

Answer: It’s a process, and every rider will come to a different balance that suits them. Every step in the process can yield more power, greater aerodynamics, and/or higher levels of sustainability. Who Knew There Was So Much to Time Trialing!? Going fast in a time trial is a marriage, if a polygamous one, of…


How Much Does Aerodynamic Drag Affect My Speed?

Answer: A lot. Structured training will get you faster, but structured training with a concern for aerodynamic positioning will have the greatest impact on your speed. What is Aerodynamic Drag? Aerodynamic drag, otherwise known as aerodynamic resistance, plays a major role in determining how fast we can push ourselves on our bikes. How much so…


How Do I Train for Faster Time Trials?

Answer: To build up toughness, get accustomed to uncomfortable positioning and ultimately get faster, time trialists must effectively train the ability to pace their highest sustainable power over time trial distances. Think about it like this: It’s about the software, not the hardware. You can put a lackluster rider on the very best equipment and…



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