Cross-Training, Raising Power While Dropping Weight and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 325

Chad, Ivy and I pre-recorded tomorrow’s episode earlier today, and it’s a fun one! Chad goes deep into cross-training and we talk about the common misconceptions around weight being tied to FTP. We also had a blast in the Rapid Fire section including an idea of cycling water bottles that must be made. :wink:

Tune in tomorrow at 8:00am Pacific!


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Topics Covered in This Episode

  • TrainerRoad launched a Free Trial!
  • How to raise power while losing weight
  • Why some athletes drop power while losing weight
  • The science behind cross-training and why cyclists should do more of it
  • Rapid Fire questions
  • How to level up your sprint skills in a week
  • Is pre-workout weight training a way to get more adaptations?
  • Is it better to focus on the effort or distract yourself?

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Sounds super interesting!

Yes to Chad deep diving in a casual tone based on years of both experience and research! Great episode!

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Casting my vote for somebody to make “Joe ‘Bidons’” bottles.

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Not the bottle requested, but a super fast bike related meme I tossed together:

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I saw these just around the election, and now I wish I’d bought a couple… for me for @IvyAudrain

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For those to exist in the first place, you must not have been alone Ivy!

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I REALLY like when @chad is on the podcast.

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These were the exact ones that popped into my head when they were talking about “Bidens” :rofl:

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"First, be a capable human. Then you layer specific aptitudes on top of that. Don’t be a cyclist who cross trains; be an athlete who focuses on cycling. "

Important wisdom from Coach Chad. Very excited to have my question answered (in a deep dive no less!). I wrote a bit about my experience with TrainerRoad on my blog.

I guess you can never have too many bidons!

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