Interview with Matt Fitzgerald – Author of ‘Racing Weight – How to Get Lean for Peak Performance’

Interview with Matt Fitzgerald

A few weeks ago I made a review of Matt Fitzgerald’s popular book Racing Weight - How to Get Lean for Peak Performance. I thought it was a great read with many practical examples and illustrations of how athletes can manage their diet to perform better. However, many readers are not going to read the [...]

Top-15 Most Popular Cycling Training Tips

Most Popular Content on Training4cyclists.com

'Likes' on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus etc. is the new social currency. In most cases there is something interesting about the most liked content. Therefore, I decided to pick the 15 most popular pages and share them with you. If you want to make sure you don't miss any action on social media please make [...]

When Should You Start The Winter Season?

Kettler ErgoRacer 2011

For some riders, serious cycling training starts on January 1st. For others, it starts on December 1st or earlier. I personally believe riders with ambitions of riding at top level (not necessarily pro level) should begin their winter training in November, but I also know that some riders prefer to not put too much pressure [...]

Review: Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald

Interview with Matt Fitzgerald

As a cycling coach and medical doctor you have many niches to master. Nutritional advice is just one of them. In the past years, I have had several requests from road cyclists and triathletes about nutritional advice and strategies to achieve optimal racing weight and performance. It seems like many athletes tend to ask very [...]

5 Practical Steps to Boost Your Race Performance Next Season

Slackline as part of your off-seaons training?

It’s October and for most riders in Europe and USA/Canada it’s the beginning of a long period without frequent cycling races. Maybe you ended your season with some of your best results ever or maybe you have already been in ‘off-season mode’ for a couple of weeks. Based on my experience, I have made a [...]

Mountain Bike Training for Beginners

Mountain Bike Training for Beginners

Here is comprehensive post about mountain bike training for beginners. The article is written by Cecilia Potts who is former junior mountain bike world champion and professional cyclist. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the reading. However, you may need an extra cup midway through this article, it's quite long... Enjoy! Mountain biking can [...]

Short Update About Lactate, Lactic Acid and Fatigue

What is the role of lactate in road cycling?

From a scientific/pedantic point of view, there are some common myths or misconceptions about lactic acid and lactate among road cyclists. However, from a practical point of view, these facts shouldn't change your approach to training. Not at all. Anyways, here is short update about lactate and why you shouldn’t care too much. Lactic acid [...]