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MTB World Champion Kate Courtney – Ask a Cycling Coach 272

MTB World Champion Kate Courtney joins the podcast to give you the insights to what it takes to be a World Champion including how she builds resilience through mental training, why she uses strength training to get faster, her recovery, nutrition and more in Episode 272 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Training Basics: Get the Most Out of Your Cycling Training

Becoming a faster cyclist takes hard work. But how can you get the most out of your training? Here are ten training principles that help make your next season the best one ever.


Muscles Used for Cycling and How to Train Them

Cycling is usually thought of as cardiovascular activity and rightly so. But bike riding also works the skeletal muscles. The production of power to drive the pedals involves complex activation of several muscle groups. Of course, the muscles most used in cycling are the legs, but you use muscle groups through the trunk and upper body. Depending on your cycling discipline, the level activation of these groups will vary.


Strength Training Basics for Cyclists

Strength Training Basics for Cyclists

Stronger cyclists are faster cyclists, and every rider can benefit from strength training. Though many of us avoid it, strength training can dramatically improve our abilities with just a few simple exercises each week.


Pain, Stretching, Strength and more with The Ready State’s Kelly Starrett – Ask a Cycling Coach 222

The Ready State’s Dr. Kelly Starrett joins Coach Jonathan at Strava HQ for a talk on how to be faster through mobility, stretching, strength training, injury prevention and much more.


Cape Epic, DOMS, Strategy with Sofía Gomez Villafañe – Ask a Cycling Coach 209

Special guest and 4x Argentine National Champion Sofía Gomez Villafañe of the Stans Pivot Pro Team joins us for a preview of Nate & Sofía’s Cape Epic plans, a deep dive into DOMS, race strategy and more!


Coach Chad’s Strength Training Benchmarks for Cyclists

To be a faster cyclist, you need to be a strong cyclist. Strength limitations are too commonly a performance limiter whether riders recognize it or not. These limitations also correlate strongly with bone deficiency and muscle atrophy in the lesser-used, ‘non-cycling’ muscles, so strength training should not be neglected. We’ve created a set of strength…


Athlete Interviews: Keegan Swenson – Stan’s Pivot Pro Team

Keegan Swenson is one of the best cross-country MTB racers in the USA, and is currently focused on earning a spot to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. I’ve never met anybody who approaches the training process with so much enthusiasm and optimism, and I think we can all learn from that in this interview. Enjoy the podcast, and be more like Keegan!


How to Pick the Right Plan, Weight Management, Recovery Strategies and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 192

2019’s first Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Episode is all about finding the right training, sticking to it through challenges and optimizing your performance along the way to your next A Race. Tune in live and bring your questions! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode A guide…


Win More Races, Strength Training, Build Phase Science and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 190

Join us live for Episode 190 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be talking about the best ways to strategically increase your odds of winning races, giving you a comprehensive guide to strength training for cyclists, covering when it is a good idea to complete two Build Phases back-to-back, a special announcement from…



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