When Should You Start The Winter Season?

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 [...]

The #1 Way to Achieve Better Performance

If you add 20% to your current training volume you'll get closer to your best physical shape ever.

Imagine if there was a secure and legal way to improve your cycling performance within 6 to 8 weeks… Think about it. You can reach a new level if you are ready to take the necessary steps. Are you ready? There is one thing that we all know that can possible improve performance: more training. [...]

Maximizing Your Threshold Power

Maximizing Your Threshold Power

Threshold power is the key to a successful cyclist. Climbers, time-trial experts and sprinters all need strong threshold power if they want to win any race. Of course, a highly-trained aerobic system, tactical acumen, VO2 max and sprinting prowess also matter. But if you don’t want to get dropped by the leaders, then having a [...]