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Tag: Cycling Training

  • how-does-cycling-affect-your-hormones

    How Does Cycling Affect Your Hormones?

    Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body. There are more than 50 identified hormones that instruct the body to perform various physiological functions, ensuring we survive and thrive. They can’t be turned off but we can affect them. Most importantly, when we understand our…

  • back-in-the-saddle-ease-into-it

    Back in the Saddle – Ease into It

    It’s so easy to overdo it at the beginning of the season and take all the fun out of cycling or end up with an injury. We know that we should start slow and gradually build but the excitement of a sunny afternoon early in…

  • how-to-tell-when-youre-rested

    How To Tell When You’re Rested

    In today’s world of fitness trackers and wattmeters, it might seem easy to tell when you can keep pushing and when you should rest. Unfortunately, technology and data are only half the story. You might hit your watt numbers and follow the recovery advice from…

  • the-benefits-of-polarized-training

    The Benefits of Polarized Training

    The most common advice for building cycling fitness is to take slow and steady rides, which usually entails three or even four months of long, low-intensity rides to gradually strengthen your aerobic base and build up your stamina. It works but it requires having three,…

  • fitness-trackers-who-benefits-from-using-them

    Fitness Trackers – Who Benefits from Using Them?

    Do you use a fitness tracker such as Fitbit, Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Apple Watch, or Samsung Watch? They are really popular but they might not be the right choice for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at who benefits from them and who should steer…

  • how-to-do-a-self-massage-post-cycling-workout

    How To Do A Self-Massage Post Cycling Workout

    As a cyclist, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve had sore legs. What causes it? Lactic acid and other metabolic waste that accumulates in muscles from high-intensity exercise. Pros have access to a licensed massage therapist post workout but what about the rest of us? We aren’t…

  • the-differences-between-indoor-vs-outdoor-cycling-summarised

    The Differences Between Indoor vs Outdoor Cycling Summarised

    Virtual platforms like Zwift are making indoor cycling more and more popular. They are turning something that used to be boring into an entertaining and competitive experience. You can get pretty close to an outdoors cycling experience on your home setup these days. But there…

  • your-best-pre-ride-warmup-sequence

    Your Best Pre-ride Warmup Sequence

    You might have heard that foam rolling and stretching are excellent means of increasing your range of motion and thereby improving your cycling performance. But no one has determined if the order in which you perform these exercises has any bearing on their effectiveness.

  • 7-bits-of-advice-to-stop-overthinking-your-cycling-training

    7 Bits of Advice to Stop Overthinking Your Cycling Training

    Are you constantly testing the latest bicycle components, tracking every possible metric, and experimenting with new supplements without seeing notable improvements in your cycling? You might just be overthinking things! Let’s go over 7 basic truths about cycling training that can help you see where…