Articles on Cycling

What type of periodization is best for my training?

What type of periodization is best for my training?

Every athlete is different and has different goals, for this reason, a customized specific plan needs to be created for each athlete. Periodization is a form of resistance training that may be defined as a strategic implementation of specific training phases, it is one of the most important theories that we have to understand when […]

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Going back to Big Bear, CA

Going back to Big Bear, CA

More pictures and videos at the bottom of the page As with every other year, the races return to Big Bear during the late spring and summer. I really love it up there and I could not wait to get up there. The first four stages of the state cup have already gone through and […]

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Kenda Cup #1 – Vail Lake Resort, Temecula

Kenda Cup #1 – Vail Lake Resort, Temecula

The preseason kicked off a couple of weeks ago, but now the time has come for the races that really matter in my calendar. The first one of them was the first stage of the Kenda Cup West, which took place in the Vail Lake RV Resort. The day started off not the best due to the […]

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Let the season begin… 8 hrs. of Temecula (Jan 2017)

Let the season begin… 8 hrs. of Temecula (Jan 2017)

Is it just me or time is traveling pretty darn fast… It is barely the end of January and the season has already began. The first race of the year for me was this past Saturday January 28th, 2017 over at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula. An 8-hour endurance race, in which the winner is […]

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How to Format and Master Reset your Garmin Edge

How to Format and Master Reset your Garmin Edge

Problems with your Garmin Edge computer? The more that you ride, the more problems you will come across. But that should not stop you from doing what you love. It just means that you will have to do a little bit of research, a little bit of extra work, and you will see a ton […]

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Looking Back at 2016

Looking Back at 2016

Well we are finally done with 2016 and I like many others are excited that it has ended. But with a new year, comes not only a new start but also an opportunity to look back and reflect on what you accomplished and on experiences gained. Probably the first thing that comes to my mind […]

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What I eat as an Endurance Athlete …  Meals – Part 1

What I eat as an Endurance Athlete …  Meals – Part 1

There are many ways of dieting available for an endurance athlete. Some with great principles and ideas and some other ones that usually hurt the athlete more than what it dows to help. My approach is probably different from the majority of people. Where the most important thing is to eat a rich and balanced […]

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Preparing your body for high intensity training with Plyometrics

Preparing your body for high intensity training with Plyometrics

A big part of having an excellent training season is the preparation that you give to your body. This does not mean that you only train hard to be fast but also how you get ready for those times when you go fast. Plyometrics will assist your body to prepare itself for what is to […]

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Racing my mtb over 100km and 8,000 ft of climbing

Racing my mtb over 100km and 8,000 ft of climbing

On October 17, 2015 I took place in an endurance race like no other that I have seen, the Baja Ultra Endurance 100km. Even before the actual race started, a lot of preparation had to be done to try to achieve the best result possible. The first thing that I looked at was my bicycle, […]

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Effective Strength Training for Cyclists

Effective Strength Training for Cyclists

As one progresses trough the year and the different Mesocycles of it’s training calendar, a very important area will have to be addressed during Off Season Base, which is Strength Training. Although bigger muscles do not directly correlate with a faster rider, they do assist any in accelerating with greater power more easily and with […]

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