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Strength Training for Cyclists & Triathletes: Morning or Evening Workouts?

First, we must consider the fact that working out regularly at a specific time of day, will allow the athlete to perform at their best at that time (Hill et. al. 1998). So really we must consider what time does the athlete normally workout? For the Triathletes, Runners, and Cyclists I train, the mornings tend to be their best times. Meanwhile the Strength Athletes, and those looking for fitness and general health who workout in the evenings regularly, see their best performances there.

Getting faster

Again and again the most common advice to those who are looking to “lean out” is to “ride more…a lot more”, and “create a caloric deficit of 300-500 calories a day”. While this advice is essentially the foundations “common knowledge” of how to get leaner, there are actually a few more details that you MUST know, before you start your leaning out journey, especially if you want to get lean AND fast.

Corrective Exercises: Keystones To Performance

What’s interesting about “Corrective” or “Prehab” exercises, is that many serious athletes scoff when they see a program with these often light or non-weighted movements. Add to this skepticism the fact that these exercises often put the athlete in a position to feel weak or unable to do something, and we have a recipe for likely disaster.

Mastering Your Base Period: How to get Lighter AND Gain Power

Again and again, the most common advice to those who are looking to “lighten” is to “ride more…a lot more”, and “create a deficit of 300-500 a day”. While this advice is essentially the foundations of how to get down, there are actually a few more very important details that you MUST know before you start your Watts per Kilogram journey. That is, if you want to get light AND fast.

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5 Steps to getting to your Peak Race Weight

There are so many voices out there telling you how you need to get down to your peak race weight- Here I’m going to boil it down to 5 steps- that while easy- are also challenging, to help you get lean AND fast as you head towards your peak race in mid-summer (Late June to Mid-July).

January: Setting the table for success

The dead of winter is upon us, as January has just hit its halfway mark. This is the time of year for trainer rides and Strength Training; for sharpening your mental abilities as much as you are your physical abilities. But with all the changes in the approach to training for Cycling, what should you actually be focusing on RIGHT NOW, if the meat of your season falls in July-August?

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