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Should You Skimp On Training Fuel To Lose Fat?

On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer: the lighter you are, the faster you can go.  The less you eat, the lighter you are. Eat less, go faster—right? Not so fast. Although most endurance athletes want to be as light as possible, most who’ve tried, know it’s also important to be strong. Unfortunately, the read more…

July 25, 2014  |   |  No comments

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4 Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling

One of the trickiest things about pro-level mountain bike racing is that it doesn’t exactly stick to one location. Events take place week in and week out all across North America and unless you’re one of the lucky few getting flown to them, you’re in for quite a bit of driving. Over the last 6 read more…

July 20, 2014  |   |  No comments

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Basic and Advanced Ingredients for Optimal Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason. Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits. But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.In read more…

July 15, 2014  |   |  No comments

Nutrition Timeline for your Big-Race Taper Week

Only one week until your big race. You’ve made it.  You’ve survived the training.  You’ve started to taper.  But what should you eat now? There’s plenty of conflicting advice out there to confuse most anyone. There’s “to carb load,” there’s “to carb starve,” there’s reducing calories, adding calories, and more.  Clear as mud. Taper week read more…

July 1, 2014  |   |  6 comments

3 Tips for Recovery During Stage Racing

Question: You’ve done several stage races, what have you found to work best for recovery methods to get through the stage race and how long will it take post-stage race before one can realistically expect to race in good form again? Answer: While many athletes put a large focus on training, fitness, and nutrition, I read more…

June 25, 2014  |   |  No comments

4 Steps to the Perfect Power Breakfast

They don’t call it the most important meal of the day for nothing. Here are a couple of tips to help you start the day off right with the perfect meal to fuel for whatever the occasion may be. 1. Purpose The first step in creating the perfect breakfast is identifying the purpose. What does read more…

June 12, 2014  |   |  1 comment

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Training with Power vs. Heart Rate: What’s Better?

Question: Is it truly better to train by ‘power’ vs. heart rate especially with a focus on stage racing and endurance races? What are the benefits and what are the cons if any to training based on power? Answer: Training with power has numerous benefits that can get you faster on the bike for both long distance(4+ read more…

June 11, 2014  |   |  1 comment

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5 Biggest Sports Drink Mistakes

Do you have a favorite sports drink? If you’re one of the fortunate few who have found your match, the one that hydrates you well with fluids and electrolytes, without any stomach issues, and with a taste you look forward to drinking still in the fifth hour of a ride, you should congratulate yourself. The read more…

June 6, 2014  |   |  6 comments

Getting Started on TrainerRoad – MTB Edition

We’ve been working hard on creating a solid platform for off road athletes to improve their fitness and speed. Our new mountain bike training plans are designed to go after those unique fitness characteristics that make you faster on the trail, and can be adapted for just about any type of mtb racing. As more read more…

May 29, 2014  |   |  No comments

How to Turn Hard Work Into Results with Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason.  Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits.  But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness. read more…

May 28, 2014  |   |  2 comments

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