Marginal Gains - Using Tiny Improvements to Increase Cycling Performance

Marginal Gains (Using Tiny Improvements to Increase Cycling Performance)

Dave Brailsford introduced us to a new way of thinking when he entered the cycling scene with Team Sky and the principle of ‘marginal gains.’ The British cycling coach and manager has won seven out of the last eight editions of the Tour de France. Difficult not to consider if there is something we can …

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Cycling Training

The 6-Week Training Plan

I’m happy to announce a new training plan here on Training4cyclists.com. A bike training plan was developed for road cyclists with ambitions to ride a little faster. This training plan will improve your performance within six weeks. It will be a challenging training plan, so don’t enter it if you feel unsure. It’s a demanding …

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Cycling Tips for Women

Cycling Tips for Women

Women cyclists all have one common dilemma: we participate in a sport that men dominate. We usually don’t have to worry about race days because a group of us gathered to compete (although I have been to races where they grouped the women with the men because there weren’t enough female racers to constitute a …

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How to Improve Your Mountain Bike Skills

10 Things to Add to Your Mountain Biking Gear Wish List

This article is a guest post from Cecilia ‘Ceal’ Potts, a former professional cyclist. Her greatest cycling accomplishment was winning the Junior Cross Country Mountain Bike World Championships in 1997. She has made a list of 10 must-haves for mountain bikers: Mountain biking used to be a sport where we’d use the same bike, tires, …

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Review: Racing Weight (written by Matt Fitzgerald)

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

A few weeks ago, I reviewed Matt Fitzgerald’s famous book Racing Weight – How to Get Lean for Peak Performance. I thought it was a great read with many practical examples of how to lose weight and illustrations of how athletes can manage their diet to perform better and achieve ideal racing weight. However, many readers …

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10 Must-Haves for Road Cyclists

Road bike gear for the serious cyclist The most important thing for a serious road cyclist is comfort. If you’re not comfortable, your riding will suffer. When I speak about comfort, I’m not talking about a tractor-sized saddle with a sheepskin cover. Instead, I’m talking about making sure everything you select fits your body and …

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Ironman finisher - How to finish your first ironman triathlon

Ironman training: The Comprehensive guide to your first Ironman Triathlon

Triathlons are tough. There is no way around it. Whatever distance you want to complete, doing one is a big project from start to finish. Likewise, training to have good results in swimming, cycling, or running is a big project, but combining all three starts to look overwhelming. This article will try to break down …

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