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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!


Lifestyle: The Elements of Getting Faster

Your lifestyle and daily routine are more closely related to your training than you may realize. Daily stress, training habits, your support system, and the learning you do off the bike are elements of lifestyle that play a role in your training. Knowing how the elements of your daily life impact your training can help you optimize these elements so that your training plan complements your routine and reinforces your goals daily.


Cyclist Body Types, Descending, Training for Repeatability and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 277

How your body type and muscle fiber composition relates to your cycling training, improving your power and speed on descents, how to train for repeatability in races and more in Episode 277 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Cyclist Climbing out of Saddle

How to Improve Your Riding out of the Saddle

There are times when getting out of the saddle is better than staying seated. But because standing is inherently less efficient, standing isn’t beneficial unless you practice. Here’s how you can become more efficient at pedaling out of the saddle and how you can integrate the right amount of practice for the racing that you do.


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Pro Tips for XC MTB Warmups and Starts

Here’s how professional mountain bike racer Alex Wild warms up for XC MTB races and preps his starts to make them as smooth and as powerful as possible.


Special Guest: MTB Pro Alex Wild – Ask a Cycling Coach 269

MTB Pro Alex Wild joins the team to discuss how he balances riding pro MTB and a full-time job, how he uses analytics to improve every aspect of his mountain biking ecosystem from equipment to nutrition and training, a breakdown of Alex’s setup with the new Specialized Epic and more in Episode 269 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Race Tactics for Small Fields and Large Fields

Race Tactics for Small Fields Vs. Large Fields

In road racing the size of the field plays an important role in the demands of the race. You can use the tactical principles of field size to adjust your tactics for different field sizes.


Special Guests: The Black Foxes Shequaya Bailey and Marty Merritt – Ask a Cycling Coach 265

Shequaya Bailey and Marty Merritt from The Black Foxes join the podcast to discuss the goals of their organization, The Black Foxes, plus riding in wet conditions, racing and training with a fixed gear bike and more in Episode 265 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Training Without Events, Outside Workouts, Hormonal Birth Control and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 251

What to do if your events are canceled, tips to nail your outside workouts, the effect of hormonal birth control on training and performance plus more in Episode 251 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


How to Communicate Mid Race in Cycling

How to Communicate Mid-Race

Mid-race communication between you and your teammates can make or break your race. Plan and communicate and your team can control the race, setting you up for victory.



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