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 Nate and Chad, and much more!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.



Topics covered in this episode

  • How cyclists should be using strength training
  • How to increase your chances of winning a criterium
  • Why versatility is crucial for a bike racer
  • Is attacking into a headwind always a bad idea
  • Can you do back-to-back Build Phases?
  • Why all power meters don’t measure the same
  • How to use a power meter with a smart trainer
  • How to schedule recurring workouts with TrainerRoad’s Calendar
  • Why aerobic athletes can race with anaerobic athletes
  • Chad and Nate’s goal of Masters Tandem TT Nats

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.