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The Aerobic Energy System: What it is, Why it’s Important, and How to Train it

The aerobic energy system is the most important way a cyclist’s body utilizes energy. How does it work and how can you train it?


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.


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Training Periodization: Macro, Meso, & Microcycles of Training

Structured training, in its most effective form, is both periodized and progressive. To get faster, your hard work needs to stimulate specific, physiological adaptations. Training periodization divides your season into distinct phases so that your hard work pays off.


Sweet Spot Training: Everything you need to know.

Sweet Spot Training: Everything You Need to Know

Sweet Spot training is one of the most effective and efficient for cyclists to improve. With the right structure and training plan, you can let Sweet Spot training take your cycling performance to the next level.


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How to Improve Your Sweet Spot Workouts

While Sweet Spot might feel difficult now, you can change that. With the right mindset, proper nutrition and a better understanding of Sweet Spot, you can actively improve your performance in this zone.


Pedaling Technique, Smarter Racing, TT vs. Road Bikes and More – Ask a Cycling a Coach 185

Join us for Episode 185 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll be having a discussion on whether proper pedaling technique is a myth, how to win races with low power output, when triathletes should use a road bike instead of a TT bike and taking your live questions. More show notes and discussion…


How to Prioritize Your Races and Build a Seasonal Race Plan

Prioritizing your races throughout the year is a necessary part of building an annual training plan. By strategically planning your events, you can build fitness, confidence and experience that will give you the best chance at success for your big race day. Why Prioritize Your Events? Cyclists and triathletes tend to be very competitive people who…



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