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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!


Use productive New Year's resolutions to become a faster cyclist this season.
P.C. Alonso Tal, M.C. @human_trash_heap

Ten New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Become a Faster Cyclist

Productive and sustainable New Year’s resolutions can help lead your training in a positive direction. Reach your best this year with our favorite Training Resolutions.


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Top Five Cycling Training Deep Dives of 2020

Science is at the heart of what we do at TrainerRoad. Often, that means diving deep into the research to answer your questions about cycling training, nutrition, and recovery—all to make you a faster cyclist. Here are the top five deep dives of 2020 from the Ask A Cycling Coach Podcast.


Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

Steroids, DIY Cheap Nutrition Products, Inflammation and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 289

SARMS are banned substances surrounded by plenty of confusion, so what do we actually know about them? Tune in for a deep dive into SARMS, DIY nutrition products that are cheap and accessible, and how to reduce inflammation but still prioritize recovery. All this and more in Episode 289 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!


Strength Training and Cycling: How to Time Your Workouts

If you want to become a faster cyclist, it’s time to start strength training. In this guide, we’ll cover how and when to combine strength and cycling training.


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.


Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

Low Cadence, Choking, Equipment Choices and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 285

Is low cadence more naturally efficient than high cadence, how to perform in high-pressure situations, the hosts’ favorite equipment choices and more in episode 285 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!


Asthma, Timing Strength Training, Race-Day Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 280
Asthma, Timing Strength Training, Race-Day Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 280

Asthma, Timing Strength Training, Race-Day Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 280

Why is asthma so prevalent in endurance sports, how to time your strength training with endurance training, ideal race-day nutrition and more in Episode 280 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


A cyclist uses strength training to improve their endurance and efficiency.

How Strength Training can Improve Endurance For Cyclists

Cyclists ask a lot of their muscles, but not all muscle is the same and different muscle types function in different ways. Let’s examine muscle types and consider how building muscular strength can make you faster.



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