Power, weight, and aerodynamics may be the determining factors in most cycling events, but mountain biking is different. With the right set of skills for handling your bike on the trail, you’ll not only ride faster but make your time more enjoyable. Just like following a proper training plan to build your fitness, you need…
Cross-Training, Raising Power While Dropping Weight and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 325
Cross-training is not usually considered as necessary for cyclists, but should it be? We’ll cover the science of cross-training, how to raise power while dropping weight and much more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
What it Takes to Be a National Champion with Erica Carney – Ask a Cycling Coach 306
Erica Carney is one of the all-time best American crit racers, but her goal of winning a pro national criterium championship took years of hard work to achieve. Tune in as we answer your questions about tactics, bike handling and more, and discuss what Erica did to improve her tactics and abilities each year to finally win the 2017 Women’s Pro Criterium National Championship.
Getting Dropped, Caloric Deficits, Supplements and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 303
What is the cause behind getting dropped and how do you train to avoid it happening in the future, should cyclists and triathletes maintain a caloric deficit, which supplements have the most impact on performance and much more in Episode 303 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Read the Race Like a Pro, A-Race Recovery, Injuries and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 295
Learn from Amber Pierce, Alex Wild and Pete Morris how they read a race like a pro, how much time you need to recover between A-Races, how to use injuries to get faster and much more in Episode 295 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Detraining, Is Recovery Trainable, Mental Health and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 293
How quickly do you lose fitness and how quickly does it come back, do you get better at recovering as your training experience increases, how to improve your mental relationship with cycling and much more in Episode 293 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Mental Toughness, Crazy Sprints, Recovery Weeks & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 282
How to be a tough athlete, pro tips for the final kilometer of a race and why you lose most sprints, why you feel slower after a recovery week and much more with new guest host Ivy Audrain!
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!
Tour De France Takeaways for Amateur Racers
Every year, the Tour De France serves as a 3-week showcase for cycling’s top talent. As the world’s premier bike race, it’s the perfect opportunity for amateur riders to watch and learn from the sport’s best. What lessons can the average racer take away from the first half of this year’s Tour?
VO2 Max vs 1 Minute Power, Training Zones, Lightheadedness and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 267
The difference between your VO2 Max power and Max 1 minute power, how to get the most benefit from your training zones, why training can make you lightheaded and more in Episode 267 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.