Effective Climbing for Cyclists

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Sat, Nov 9, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

Developing power for uphill climbs is one of the most challenging cycling skills to master, but it is also one of the most important to ensure you become the best you can be. If you want to improve your cycling performance, you need to work on the techniques needed to take on any type of hill.

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Triathletes: How to Cross Train to Increase Performance

Posted by Stuart Giere on Fri, Nov 8, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

If cycling is the most difficult feature of the triathlon for you, it is likely that you spend more time cycling than running; the same goes if the opposite is true. However, the best way to improve your overall race time could be through a well-structured cross-training program, as cycling can improve running ability, and running can help with cycling.

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Power Training and Indoor Cycling

Posted by Stuart Giere on Sun, Nov 3, 2013 @ 08:11 AM


If you want to improve you speed throughout the year, whether for mountain biking, road cycling, or touring, power training is the way to go. The main purpose of power training is to improve your speed and ability to climb hills, but it is useful even if you only cycle on flat terrain where power is not an issue, as power training can help you to develop leg strength, tone muscles, and improve your overall fitness.

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Kona Triathlon Sees Widespread Use of the Power Meter

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Sat, Nov 2, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

Every year at the Kona World Ironman Championships, triathletes must specify what equipment they are using, and over the past five years, organizers have seen a significant increase in the use of power meters. In 2009, just 259 power meters were installed over 1,481 bikes. This year, the number grew to 710 power meters over the 2,022 bikes that attended. This means that while the number of triathletes only grew by 36 percent, the use of power meters increased by 174 percent.

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Is Virtual Cycling the New Reality?

Posted by Stuart Giere on Fri, Nov 1, 2013 @ 16:11 PM

With virtual cycling, you can visit new places at any time of the year without leaving your home. This is a great option for those who have seasonal allergies, do not have good cycling tracks in their area, or just want to visit new places. The trend is already being embraced by cyclists and travelers alike. Currently, there are two main ways to partake in virtual indoor cycling.

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Understanding the Cadence Factor in Indoor Cycling

Posted by Stuart Giere on Sun, Oct 27, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

Whether you have attended a spinning class or have just observed one through the window at the gym, you will be familiar with the tendency toward sprints, where legs are pedaling so fast you can barely perceive the movement. However, many students taking indoor cycling classes have not developed the skills to pedal at anywhere close to this speed, which results in riders bouncing in the saddle and wasting energy that is not used for productive power.

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Triathletes: Why Your Training Regimen Should Include Low-Intensity Runs

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Sat, Oct 26, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

With a need to improve speed for the big race, it may seem counterproductive to train by running slowly. However, low-intensity runs are in common practice by a variety elite athletes ranging from Kenyan distance runners to the three-time world champion of the Ironman competition, Craig Alexander, according to Triathlon. Although slow runs may be relatively easy, this does not mean that they are not beneficial. In fact, one of the keys to running better is practicing often, and it is impossible to do this if you are constantly practicing high-intensity runs.

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Commonly Used Indoor Cycling Terms

Posted by Stuart Giere on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

If you are new to indoor cycling, but plan to start this winter, it is important to familiarize yourself with the most commonly used indoor cycling terms. Whether you are taking a class, working out with a personal trainer, or reading about tips and workouts from resources online, you need to understand these terms if you are to get the most out of your training.

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Using Indoor Cycling to Become Better Outdoors

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 13:10 PM

It is no great secret that indoor cycling, also known as spinning, can benefit all types of athletes. Unfortunately, many people still treat indoor cycling as a last resort when the weather is bad, even though spinning allows you to focus on every aspect of your cycling movement in great detail, helping you control each feature of your workout to meet specific objectives.

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5 Interval Training Workouts for Indoor Cycling

Posted by Stuart Giere on Sat, Oct 19, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

If you want to keep up with your cycling practice over the winter but cannot ride outdoors, try some of these indoor cycling interval workouts. You will see significant improvements in your speed, endurance, and lactate threshold when you head back outdoors in the spring.

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