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Openers, Pain Tolerance, Descending and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 211

The psychological and physical benefits of openers, what role pain tolerance plays in performance, how to increase confidence and speed in descents, plus your live questions will all be covered in Episode 211 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.


Sprinting, FTP Increase, Leadville Equipment and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 210

Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris will join us for a deep dive into the mechanics of a sprint, how much FTP increase you can expect in a year, equipment tips for the Leadville 100, how to regain motivation and more! Join us live for Episode 210 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Wednesday, July 2 at 8:00am Pacific.


Cape Epic, DOMS, Strategy with Sofía Gomez Villafañe – Ask a Cycling Coach 209

Special guest and 4x Argentine National Champion Sofía Gomez Villafañe of the Stans Pivot Pro Team joins us for a preview of Nate & Sofía’s Cape Epic plans, a deep dive into DOMS, race strategy and more!


Take Your Training Outside: Introducing Outside Workouts

Why Outside Workouts? The key to getting faster is structured training. Since most people don’t want to spend all of their time riding indoors, outside workouts ensure users have the same access to high-quality, structured training when they are outside. Now you can get faster year-round, inside or out, with TrainerRoad outside workouts on your…


Strength Training, Heart Rate and Testing, Elevation & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 208

Team Clif Bar Racing’s Pete Morris joins us again as we go over Coach Chad’s strength training plan, how to gain weight and get faster, what your heart rate data means during a ramp test, and much more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode How to increase…


Coach Chad’s Strength Training Benchmarks for Cyclists

To be a faster cyclist, you need to be a strong cyclist. Strength limitations are too commonly a performance limiter whether riders recognize it or not. These limitations also correlate strongly with bone deficiency and muscle atrophy in the lesser-used, ‘non-cycling’ muscles, so strength training should not be neglected. We’ve created a set of strength…


FTP Improvement, Sleep Deep Dive, Training Outside & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 207

What it takes to win a World Cup STXC race, a deep dive on how the body cools itself, how cyclists should be using protein and BCAA, and much more in Episode 206 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode New…


How to Win a World Cup Race, Cooling, Protein & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 206

What does it take to win a World Cup STXC race, a deep dive on how the body cools itself, how cyclists should be using protein and BCAA, and much more.


Hot Weather Tips, Rest Weeks, Aero Field Testing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 205

Hot weather training and racing tips, why you might not need rest weeks, tips for aerodynamic field testing and more, all covered in this week’s episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Join us live this Thursday at 8:00am Pacific!


Dominant Team Tactics, Pre-Workout Snacks, Understanding CTL & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 204

Join us for discussions on dominant team tactics, the best pre-workout snacks, a guide to understanding CTL and more! More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum. Topics covered in this episode What to pay attention to when you pre-ride a course Tire pressure: how low is too low? Why you should start with…


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