VO2 max is not fixed, and structured training can significantly improve this key factor, especially if maintained consistently over the long-term. Let’s take a look at how.
Cycling Recovery Drinks: What and When to Drink After Your Ride
Cycling recovery drinks are the quickest and surest way to get in the calories, carbs, and protein you need after your workout. There are numerous benefits to recovery drinks, and timing them correctly will help you feel confident that your glycogen stores are replenished for your next workout.
5 Useful Process Goals to Motivate Your Winter Cycling Training
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what you’ve achieved over the past 12 months and set your sights on what comes next. Try spending a month this winter focused on small aspects of training you can fully control with our 5 favorite process goals.
How Short and Easy Workouts Make You Faster (And Why You Usually Shouldn’t Skip Them)
Every workout in a training plan is there for a reason. Sometimes, the purpose is obvious— long threshold workouts prepare you for a time trial, while criterium racers benefit from high-intensity repeats. But some plans also include relatively easy, hour-long endurance spins between harder days. What’s the point of these workouts, and is it ok to skip them?
Stretches for Cyclists: 5 Stretches You Should Know
Integrating a stretching routine into your cycling training has practical 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.
A Season of Elite Road Racing With TrainerRoad Athlete Jarret Oldham
Jarret Oldham can regularly be seen at the front of the fastest crits and road races in the United States. How does he use TrainerRoad to succeed in elite-level racing?
Belgian Waffle Ride, Equipment Upgrades, Recovery Tactics and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 317
Santa Cruz Bicycle’s Keegan Swenson joins us to talk about his two National Championship wins and his unexpectedly bumpy ride at Belgian Waffle Ride, as well as answering your questions on recovery modalities and joining us for a discussion on equipment upgrades and more.
Is a High-Volume Training Plan Right For You? Five Questions to Ask Yourself.
Endurance athletes love a challenge, and reflexively gravitate towards harder workouts and higher volumes in their training. But for most athletes, this isn’t the most productive or sustainable path. Is a high-volume training plan right for you?
Losing Fitness, Raising Power with Nutrition, Aero vs. Power and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 309
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.
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.