Professional cyclists are among the toughest athletes in the world. But you don’t have to train like a pro to learn from them. In fact, training like a professional might not be the best fit for you. These five training tips from pros can be used by anyone that wants to get faster.
Francesco Magisano, blind since the age of 16, is a triathlete, cyclist, and the New York City metro region director for Achilles International, a global organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Tune in to learn how Francesco used TrainerRoad to add 120w to his FTP and place second in the 2021 USA National Para-cycling Road and Time Trial Championships.
Cycling is a great weight loss tool. Combining a healthy diet with structured training paves the way for increased performance. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, these tips will help you lose weight and be a faster cyclist.
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?
Logan McPherson, a soon-to-be father from Dallas, Texas, wanted to get in on the fast-paced action of crit racing. With the help of Jeff Linder of NorCal Cycling and TrainerRoad, Logan went from sitting on the couch to racing in one of the hardest criteriums in America—Tulsa Tough, and he has some tips to help any beginner racer.
Alex Sandilands had a rapid rise to 4.8w/kg after transitioning from years of running, but that quickly fell apart after an MRI from an overuse injury exposed disturbing effects of starvation. Fortunately, Alex became aware of his disordered eating and got his health back on track to reach new heights in terms of both power and health.
The flexible yet progressive structure of the low-volume training plan works with a variety of schedules and experience levels—making it the go to volume for many goal driven athletes. To help you get the most out of your low-volume plan here are five tips from TrainerRoad athletes who have used a low-volume training plan to get faster.
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad to train for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. By making small changes along the way and staying consistent with a low-volume training plan Curtis lost 35 pounds and reached 4.0 W/kg.
Consistency over time is the surest way to becoming a faster cyclist, but staying consistent doesn’t always come easily. In this week’s Successful Athletes Podcast, Michael Brophy shares the real strategies that have helped him train consistently, nail his process goals, and reach 5w/kg amid a busy schedule.
Octavio Flores Quintero had his dream ride in mind when he signed up for TrainerRoad. He used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo—an adventurous ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta.