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5 Stretches Every Cyclist Should Know

Integrating a stretching routine into your cycling 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 for cyclists that can help improve your posture, increase your range of motion, and prepare your body to train and ride harder. Why Should Cyclists…


An athlete trains to maximize their power-to-weight ratio.
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @human_trash_heap

Power-to-Weight Ratio for Cyclists: When Watts/kg Matters, and How to Improve It

Power-to-weight ratio is one of the most important metrics in cycling, but it can also be a negative influence driving athletes to obsess over weight. Learn how it can help make you faster if used correctly.


Aggressive Racing, Sprint Power, Over-Unders and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 297

Aggressive Racing, Sprint Power, Over-Unders and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 297

Where should you draw the line with aggressive racing, why your sprint power may be lower than you want and how to improve it, why over-unders are so hard and what you can do to improve with them and much more in Episode 297 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


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!


How to improve your time trial with structured training

Time Trial Training: How To Be a Faster Time Trialist

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.


Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Race Tips, Nutrient Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 294

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!


Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

Weight vs. Power, Failed Workouts, Junk Miles and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 291

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!


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.


What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

Crank Length, Achieving Mastery, DOMS and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 287

What is the best crank length for cycling and how does it affect your power, how to achieve mastery of cycling skills and is muscle soreness a requirement for effective strength training. All this and more in Episode 287 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281
P.C. Alonso Tal

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!



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