One important lesson I’ve learned as cycling coach

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Sometimes people just won't face the truth. Look, contrary to what you might think (and what everyone else tells you), the perfect training program don't make you better. It might actually make you perform even worse. But if you implement the advice inside the perfect training program, it will make you a lot better. In [...]

Three mandatory ingredients in Christopher Froome’s training program

Christopher Froome, Team Sky. Image by Rob Evans

Did you watch Christopher Froome (Team SKY) on Stage 8 of the Tour de France? During the last 7km he was able to ride faster than any of his competitors. It was mainly a steady, hard pace that allowed him reach the finish line more than 1.45min before his worst opponent. I’ve seen a few [...]

The Magic 2 Hour Cycling Training Program

Need more time for your indoor cycling training?

When you go on vacation it can be difficult – even impossible – to maintain your fitness levels. After all it is a time for relaxing and chilling out with your family and friends, so your cycling training program tends to take a back seat. But lazing on the beach or enjoying a few holiday [...]

5 Steps For Better Heart Rate Monitor Training

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Heart rate monitors have been used by all kind of endurance athletes for the last 20 years. Since there is a strong correlation between oxygen consumption and heart rate, knowing your current heart rate is a great indicator of your current oxygen uptake, thus how hard you work. When you’ve used your monitor a couple of times, you will start to notice that you ride with a low heart rate the pace can be maintained for hours. Riding with a heart rate close to your maximum heart rate can be maintained for a limited time only. This is a very short description of why it can be useful to know your heart rate during bike ride. Read the 5 steps for better heart rate monitor training

Getting Started with New Training Methods

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I know it might seem difficult to implement all my training advice at once. To use a structured cycling training plan, eliminate recovery rides, implement advanced VO2 max intervals etc. However, if you don’t practice with these tools, they won’t help you. So taking action is crucial, but there is no reason to panic. I’ve [...]