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August 9, 2018

At first, this question might seem like an odd one to ask. Can't we always get fitter? Typically yes, but often no - especially if our goals are focused on optimal health and performance, which they should be. As a coach, I work with a broad spectrum of athletes, many...

May 2, 2018

I was having a discussion with one my off-road athletes this morning about the type of power required for mountain bike and cyclocross races. With her focus in these disciplines, we're working on not only bring up her steady-state power, but also her ability to repeate...

April 4, 2018

The Tempo Trap

Most training programs for endurance athletes include a fair number of ‘tempo’ workouts (80-90% of FTP;  ‘medium-hard’).  This is great for building muscular endurance, aerobic capacity, and cardiovascular efficiency. However, it’s common for athletes to...

March 29, 2018

Four minutes. To good to be true?

The whole workout might take a bit longer than four minutes, but it only requires 3 to 4 minutes of actual hard work made up of 6-8 x 30 second sprints. I love this workout for two reasons: First, you can do ANYTHING for thirty seconds...

February 22, 2018

Maximize your watts, you work hard for them!
Even though it looks like a simple circle, the motion of pedaling a bike well is surprisingly complex. Throughout the pedal stroke, some muscles perform large portions of work, while others contribute little or none. As the...

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