Category: Articles

  2019-07-29 |   Category : Articles

By Mike Sayers   Cycling.  It is a simple exercise, but a complicated sport. For a lot of people, just getting out and riding is the thing that matters.  Being part of a group, having a nice coffee, spending time in nature. That is their jam.  For those of us who love to compete, it might be …

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  2019-06-26 |   Category : Articles

By Julie Young As I was watching the last World Cup MTB race, the commentators were speculating on why certain riders were excelling and others not riding to their potential, attributing it to this or that physical reason. But as I was watching, I was wondering what the riders were thinking that might be contributing …

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  2019-05-06 |   Category : Articles

Lactate Threshold Testing – The Whole Story By Julie Young         While field tests, like the functional threshold power (FTP) 20 min test or a similar type time trial for runners provides a number that science says closely correlates to the lactate threshold, these tests do not tell us the whole story. …

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  2019-05-03 |   Category : Articles

Lactate Threshold Testing – The Whole Story              While field tests, like the functional threshold power (FTP) 20 min test or a similar type time trial for runners provides a number that science says closely correlates to the lactate threshold, these tests do not tell us the whole story. Improving power and pace are the outcomes of improving the supporting metabolic systems. But “field” tests do not …

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  2019-04-06 |   Category : Articles

  This month our training article gets a little bit personal. About a month ago, I herniated a disc in my thoracic spine. It is the first major injury I have had in nearly 20 years, and it has been quite the learning experience. I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about …

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  2019-03-11 |   Category : Articles

March Newsletter EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Translating General Strength In To Specific Cycling Strength By, Julie Young Now that the majority of the general strength in the gym is complete, it’s time to put those strength gains to work on the bike. But what exactly have we achieved with the off-season investment in …

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  2019-03-04 |   Category : Articles

Translating General Strength In To Specific Cycling Strength Now that the majority of the general strength in the gym is complete, it’s time to put those strength gains to work on the bike. But what exactly have we achieved with the off-season investment in a strength program? And now what? How do we translate that …

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  2019-01-31 |   Category : Articles

Team Training Camps By Michael Sayers    It is that time of year again. The time when the weather has forced us to look to places where the sun shines. For most of us, we want to spend those sunny days with friends,and hopefully friends that double as teammates. This time of year, we are …

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  2019-01-08 |   Category : Articles

Keeping Our Young Athletes Happy, Healthy and Whole There is increasing need for training programs for youth. Interestingly, this need is driven by two polar opposite factors. At one end of the spectrum, we have a segment of the youth population specializing in a single sport at a younger age, and as result we are …

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  2018-11-28 |   Category : Articles

Holiday Nutrition By Mike Sayers Many of us go into the Holidays knowing that coming out of the Holidays, our well-conditioned bodies may be a bit less well conditioned. The Holidays are a special time of year, and we should be spending time with friends and family. Often times, that means extra meals out, sweet …

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