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 [...]

VO2 Max: A Winning Formula

VO2 Max: A Winning Formula

VO2 max is widely regarded as the best indicator of cardio-respiratory performance and plays a pivotal role in the success of every endurance athlete. Runners, triathletes, rowers, swimmers and, of course, cyclists should all spend time optimizing their VO2 max (also known as their maximal oxygen consumption), especially if they want to end up standing [...]

Any Age and Cycling are a Perfect Match

Any Age and Cycling are a Perfect Match

One thing we all have in common is that we can’t stop time. We all age whether we like it or not. Some slower or faster than others depending on genetics, overall health, lifestyle and environmental factors to start. Experts agree that exercise is good at any age regardless of your health. Sure you may [...]

3 Tactics to Increase Chances of Winning a Stage in Tour de France

Ride in a bunch

Tactics during the Tour de France are complex and there are many possible outcomes of each stage. Here are 3 tactical moves that are commonly used to increase chances of stage victories. None of these tactics are standalone race-winning moves, but they might play a role in a stage winner’s strategy. 1 – Lose time [...]

How to Increase Performance (without training more)

The most common excuse people don’t make their dreams come through, is lack of time. If you’ve just had a little more time, you would be a better road cyclist, you would be more valuable for your company, you would be a better father, you would be a better husband etc. It’s absolutely no secret [...]