Articles on Training

Is high volume training the answer to being fast?

This is a common question that many athletes have, with cyclist specially interested in the subject. They can see in social media how elite and professional cyclist 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 […]

Training Bible for a Beginner Cyclist

Cycling is a great sport to do in order to exercise and balance your body. It will not only make you fitter, but it will help you burn those calories that nobody likes. But it has to be done in a smart way, one that will not hurt you in the long run. The most […]

Indoor Training for Cyclists: Efficient or Counter-Productive?

There are many debates into whether indoor training for cyclists is efficient or counter-productive to the overall improvement of its fitness. However, to many athletes there are times or situations when riding indoor is required in order to accommodate to their location or life schedule. This being because of work, family or other compromises that […]

Intensity vs Volume. What is the best way of balancing these factors on your training plan?

As one progresses in their cycling training knowledge expands as well and new questions come to mind. A good question to ask yourself as an athlete or coach is, what is better for your particular training, is it more volume or more intensity on the workouts. Volume being the frequency and duration of workouts and […]

What is a good cycling training routine to improve my VO2 Max?

An athletes V02 Max is the maximal volume of oxygen uptake than an athlete can sustain during high-intensity activities, another way of describing it is how big its aerobic engine is. For this reason, you can see why it is a very important factor to consider when analyzing the strengths and limitations of an athlete, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating your Cycling Annual Training Plan

  In order to have a successful season you have to meticulously plan for it, and then follow your plan to a certain extent. But how do you know what to do when, to what extent and to what intensity in order to be ready and prepared for your race(s). For this you have to […]