In a previous article I covered how cyclists can improve pedaling efficiency through increasing cadence. This was accomplished using pedaling drills and several interval based workouts that smooth pedal strokes and increase leg speed. While pedaling efficiency is very important aspect of becoming and efficient cyclists there are many other things we can do to improve our ride as cyclists. … Read More
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
An athlete I work with recently asked me about how to reduce the bouncing in the saddle that some times comes with doing high cadence intervals. If you are bouncing in the saddle you maybe spinning faster than your body is ready for. It can take several weeks of training before your body/core will adapt to higher cadence/RPM. If you … Read More
Dealing withe race day jitters is a right of passage for all competitive cyclists and we have all gone through it. Learn some helpful tips to ease your race day anxieties.
By now you have heard me say and read my favorite adage “A Relaxed Cyclist is a Fast Cyclist”. Now I am going to share with you my favorite way to relax DEEPLY. Recovery is the most important factor in improving our performance as cyclists but more often than not anxiety gets in our way of fully recovering from training and life stress.
Relaxation should be thought of as equal parts performance enhancer and recovery technique. So techniques such as the following can be used on and off the bike.