Articles on Cycling

Goal Setting for Cyclists, Runners, Triathletes and other Athletes

It is that time of the year when we have to assess the results that we were able to achieve during this season and think about the goals that we want to achieve during the next one. Under the right conditions, an athlete and a coach can utilize goal setting as a powerful weapon to […]

Is high volume training the answer to being fast?

This is a common question that many athletes have, with cyclists especially interested in the subject. They can see in social media how elite and professional cyclists complete 20 or even 30 hours of training per week. This is probably why this question comes to mind in the first place. So then is that the […]

My Attempt to Revive Training by Heart Rate

A very common saying around cyclists is “power is king”, but is that really the case all of the time? Over the years I have noticed that this might not always be the case, and sometimes, just sometimes, heart rate might overthrow power as the king of training metrics for cyclists. How can this be? […]

5 Training Principles for Cyclists

There are many points of view among cyclists and coaches about what the proper way of training is. But most of them do have one thing in common, which is to maximize the amount of adaptation in the shortest time possible. Even if you have months or even years to train, like it is in […]

Workout of the month: January 2020

With another year upon us it is important that we start thinking about a more structured training plan. Winter training is reaching its end and although we do not want to introduce intensity work, we want to start introducing structured work. This is why I believe that it is important to start introducing low-intensity tempo […]

Things I Learned From my course at TrainingPeaks University and USA Cycling Level 2 Coaching Certification

It was an awesome four days at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center, where along with a group of peers we were lectured and trained on how to be a better coach. From skill to proper training plan development, it was a great and extensive course to be in. We had some of the greatest […]

Session of the Month: October – Strength Conditioning Level 1

With base season currently in full effect, it is very important to consider strength conditioning on your training plan. It will not only help you to achieve a greater maximum power output, but it will help with muscle imbalances, help you prevent injuries and even make your nervous receptors work a bit faster. As with […]

Training Peaks Endurance Coaching Summit 2019: Notes

This past Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, 2019, was the TrainingPeaks Endurance Coaching Summit at the Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado. During these days the greatest minds of endurance coaching, sport psychology, sports science, and other related field met to enlighten us in the most innovative finds in the field. These are some […]

Cycling Session of the Month: August – 40s / 20s Anaerobic Intervals

With the end of the season coming soon, to many athletes that means that their final “A” race is around the corner. A workout that is great preparation for this are the 40s / 20s anaerobic intervals, which means 40 seconds at max power with a 20-second recovery interval. This workout helps the athletes to […]

Session of the Month: July – 30s/30s Interval Sessions

Some of my favorite interval sessions are the ones with 30s/30s combinations, which basically means 30 seconds on, with 30 seconds off.  Although it is a demanding combination, if planned properly it can be done by athletes of all fitness levels. This is a great high-intensity interval session that will help you improve your fatigue […]