Science is at the heart of what TrainerRoad does, and that means evaluating the latest research. Whether it’s creating new training plans or preparing for deep dives on the Ask A Cycling Coach podcast, our goal is to empower you with the knowledge that will make you faster. With some practice, anyone can critically analyze scientific research, and Amber Pierce has some tips to help you get started.
If you’ve been paying attention to professional cycling over the last few seasons, you’ve probably heard talk of ketone esters. Can this substance improve performance? And if so, how?
We know that the quantity of carbohydrates ingested after exercise impacts the replenishment of glycogen stores, but what about the type of carbohydrates ingested? Does ingesting glucose and fructose, as opposed to just glucose, impact subsequent endurance performance?
Heat adversely affects the body’s ability to do work, but strategic utilization of heat in a training regimen can facilitate performance increases. Dr. Chris Minson, one of the leading experts and researchers on this topic, explains how heat training can improve your performance and offers tips on how to prepare for events in hot conditions.
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.