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Race Day Tactics Part 2

Last month, I discussed four basic steps to get you started for race tactics. This month we will discuss in more detail, specific race tactics for target races or key events. Specific Race Tactics So, you have trained hard for months and have prepared specifically to...

Weight Training for Masters Riders

Age and Muscle Loss The sad truth is, that as you move into middle age, you will also likely be prone to loss of muscle mass. Ever felt like you struggle to respond to repeated, high power bursts on flat terrain, or sprinting? It’s not such a big issue on long steep...

Race Day Tactics Part 1

Race planning and strategizing for competition is fun and should be done each time you pin on that race number. However, I see and hear many cyclists that hardly give it much thought. They have the "just going hard, and just see what happens" attitude. Ideally though,...

Erg Workouts on Smart Trainers

Erg Workouts on Smart Trainers If you want to get the absolute best bang for your buck from limited time for training, you can’t do better than using erg workouts on a smart trainer.   What is an 'Erg Workout'? An ‘erg’ workout is short for ergometer. It’s a workout...

Creatine: A Must for Any Serious Cyclist

The ability to repeatedly deliver short, hard (anaerobic) efforts in a race is bread and butter for any competitive cyclist. So if someone told you that you could increase how many of these efforts you can do, by simply taking creatine, you'd jump at the chance right?...

Recovery While Racing

  Recovering while racing You may hear some stages during grand tours being referred to as transition days, recovery days or a sprinters stage. These are usually flat with relatively straight forward courses (read that no cobbles or hills). A lot of the riders will...

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