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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.


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!


Strength Training, Heart Rate and Testing, Elevation & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 208

Team Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris joins us again as we go over Coach Chad’s strength training plan, how to gain weight and get faster, what your heart rate data means during a ramp test, and much more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode How to increase…


How to Beat Light Riders, Rest Day Cravings, Sauna Training & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 202

We’ll be covering how Coach Chad and Nate would beat Coach Jonathan in a climbing road race, how to manage rest day hunger and cravings, more information on sauna training and much more!


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!


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…


Burning Fat, Testosterone, Coach Chad’s Booklist and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 167

Every cyclist wants to burn fat, but it’s more complicated than low intensity riding. Join us live for deep dives on fat burning, testosterone in cycling, and Chad’s favorite books in today’s episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode How to burn fat with cycling What is “spot-burning”…



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