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5 Tips for Kickstarting Your 2018 Triathlon Goals

Triathlon events are more popular than ever –especially long course events! And that means triathletes need to plan their season almost a year in advance. If half or full distance Iron events are on your radar for next year, you’ve likely already registered for one! With just over 8 months to the end of next […]

Getting the Facts: How to spot bad information

Athletic performance relies heavily on the continuing advancement of our scientific understanding of physiology. Without science we would still be relying on outdated and at times dangerous training methods. Our understanding of how heart rate is affected by physical activity or how aerobic capacity correlates to a number in watts has greatly improved training techniques […]

Five Ways to Kickstart Your 2017 Training

The new year is just a few days away and many of us are starting to think about our goals and plans for 2017. There’s a reason why resolutions are so popular on the new year. January 1st marks a new year and a new start; a sense of renewal. As athletes most of us […]

How to Choose the Right Spin Class

Riding inside is a good way to stay fit and keep active in the winter months. Most athletes are slaves to the trainer in the winter and for most of us there is no way to avoid stationary training. But we all know how boring and how hard it can be to stay motivated training […]

Tips for Setting Up an Indoor Trainer

As the days get shorter and the weather becomes more unpredictable many will find themselves heading indoors and parking their bike on the trainer in front of the TV, pedaling away the winter months, counting the days until the snow starts to recede and the days once again lengthen out. It takes real dedication and […]

The Importance of Rest and Recovery

Rest and Recovery. It’s called the most important part of training. Despite this most athletes do not get enough nor do they rest effectively. The primary principle of training is to elicit an adaptation response by shocking your body with rigorous activity. After the activity our bodies begin to repair the cellular damage caused by […]

Heart Rate in a World of Watts – Four reasons HR is still a valuable metric

Power has undoubtedly taken over the cycling world as the must-have metric. What started out as an expensive wired contraption that could only be used on a stationary bike has developed into a wide range of increasingly more affordable and portable wireless units with connectivity to multiple devices. Stages was arguably the first to produce […]

How to Get the Most out of your Build Phase

With spring just around the corner most people following a periodization plan will be starting their build phases in the next month or so. We’ve already covered some of the basics of the base phase in a previous post and today we’ll go into some detail about how to get the most out of the […]

The Best TrainerRoad Workouts

Trainer Road is an immensely popular online/software based training suite for indoor cycling. It offers hundreds of workouts which focus on all areas of cycling performance from aerobic endurance to sprints intervals. With so many workouts to choose from, it’s hard to know which are the most effective for your particular training goals and needs. […]

How to Get the Most from Base Training

Now that winter is just around the corner and this year’s annual training plan has probably long come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s goals. And with those goals comes a new annual plan. Some of us may have already started training for next season while many are enjoying some […]

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