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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

2014 8DC Indoor Cycling Challenge Wrap Up

This year’s 8DC was another huge success. We’ve been hearing that it may have been the toughest challenge yet, and we have to agree! We broke down the numbers from this year’s event and put them in this infographic (Click to enlarge). Thanks again for riding your hearts out!

Pre-Race Nutrition for Cyclists and Triathletes

Between the nerves and the early start times, it can be easy to skimp on food and miss out on getting the right nutrition before a race. For the sake of your performance and your health, ensuring that you get the right pre-race nutrition is a must. Use the following tips to help enhance your… read more