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Peaking, Improving VO2 Max, Supplements vs. Whole Food – Ask a Cycling Coach 168

Peak fitness is the end goal, but what actually happens to your body when you peak? We covered this, the different ways you can improve VO2 Max supplements vs. whole foods and much more in episode 168 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode Nate’s Leadville Preparation The best…


Attacking Like a Pro, Easy Sweetspot Work, Supplements & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 141

What most people don’t understand about attacks, how to make Sweetspot work easier, supplements for cyclists & more in this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode • The best way to ease into long intervals • How early should you start pre-race nutrition? • Are attacks more…


Should Aging Athletes Hold Back on Intensity During Base Training?

When it comes to base training, Head Coach Chad Timmerman usually recommends Sweet Spot Base. Sweet Spot Base is more intense than a Traditional Base training approach. Everything from neuromuscular bursts to VO2 max intervals and Sweet Spot work is included to get you generally fit in a hurry. When an athlete who’s — physiologically —…


How Aging Athletes Can Get Faster (Yes It’s Possible)

Let’s cut to the chase: if you’re not seeing improvements within your season as an aging athlete, adjustments must be made. This is keeping in mind that training, and thereby training adaptation, is cyclical in nature. So the magnitude of improvements will be largely dependent on what level of athlete you already are. Nonetheless, there…


What is a Good FTP and is Mine Too Low?

Power-based training is without a doubt the best way to structure training for cycling. However, if your FTP isn’t accurate you could be missing out on the benefits of training with power. Power-based, structured interval training is one of the most accessible and accurate ways to measure performance for cyclists. With a power meter, you’re…



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