Ugh, it’s that time of the season. Many athletes I coach are trying to build a bigger peak for the last part of their seasons. So what can we do to improve the odds of increasing our peak? I hate to say it we need to work a bit harder. I know-I know the tag line at Positive Performance Coaching … Read More
Do you smell ammonia after a workout? Here is why
Do you ever have an ammonia smell that you just can’t find after a workout? This phantom smell was driving me crazy!, so I did a little investigation. Before I begin I want to add a small disclaimer. I do not claim to be an expert on this subject. I am not a doctor and have no medical background, nor … 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
Do you know your training factors?
Last year I wrote a series of articles for a health magazine and have decided to re post them here starting this week. In the first series I went into great depth of what training factors are and covered each training factor and how they benefit cyclists using a structured/periodized training plan. Then I wrap up the whole article series … Read More
Breathing for Cycling Performance Part 2
In this article I will share with you some methods to increase lung capacity and improve your anaerobic capacity. Use the methods as a cyclist and you will be riding at the sharp end in no time.
Breathing for Cycling Performance Part 1
Are you struggling to breath as a cyclist? Are you sure you are breathing properly? Find out more in this 2 part article on Breathing for Cycling Performance.