Sprint Like a PRO! – part 2


In the last article I covered how to improve sprinting in broad strokes. This week I am going to cover some details specifically concerning training factors that have a sprinting focus. Speed, Force, Muscle Endurance, Anaerobic Endurance, Power and Power Endurance are the training factors that play a role in improving a cyclist’s ability to sprint. However I did add … Read More

3 Lessons to becoming an efficient rider


Cyclist’s love their bikes and love to ride them everywhere. We ride in all kinds of weather and terrain. We ride in tours, expeditions and even races. Why? Because we love cycling, pushing ourselves and getting outside and rarely give thought to how we are actually riding our bike. What if I told you that you could become an even … Read More

Kitchen Sink Workouts


I love to read and learn everything I can about endurance sports. A few seasons ago I picked up “Training and Racing With A Power Meter” written by Hunter and Coggan. In this book I learned of a new type of workout, Kitchen Sink Workouts (KS). These workouts were very different from what I had been use to. I had … Read More

Secrets of climbing specialists


Welcome back to another article! I hope you found the last article on Pacing Strategies helpful in thinking about how you can ride smarter and more efficiently. Hope you enjoy the photo taken by DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS during the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden on July 14, 2011. One of … Read More

Intro to Training Factors: force, power, speed, muscular and anaerobic endurance

We finally return to the topic of training factors and wrap up the article series covering the last of the training factors: force, power, speed, muscular endurance and anaerobic endurance. We started this journey through training factors in the first article introducing you to the Romanian sports scientist Dr. Tudor Bompa and his schema called “The Training Factors Pyramid”. I … Read More

Intro to Training Factors: Balance, Flexibility and Agility

If you recall from my first article on training factors I wrote about the Romanian sports scientist Dr. Tudor Bompa and his schema called “The Training Factors Pyramid”. I covered one of the most important training factors in the first article, endurance and listed all the other training factors. In this article I am going to cover three new training … Read More