Category Archives: Cycling

Why The Miles Matter: The Nessecity of Long Slow Distance

During the off-season most endurance athletes are out there “building a base”.  The purpose of the base building period is to develop basic aerobic fitness and metabolic efficiency through better fat oxidation during your specified sport activity (running, cycling, swimming). … Continue reading

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Lactate Threshold: Application to Aerobic Training

The lactate threshold (LT) is a very important measure of cardiorespiratory endurance as it indicates the ability of the active muscles to sustain aerobic metabolism.  The LT is defined as the point in time during increasing exercise intensity when the … Continue reading

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Energy Requirements & Metabolism FOOD = FUEL:  The macronutrients our bodies require for optimal health is carbohydrate (CHO), fat, protein. It is important that we consume the right proportions of each macronutrient in order to…

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Periodized Strength Training for Mountain Bikers

Example Resistance Training Program for a Cross Country Mountain Bike Racer (XCO) Strength and power training are an important addition to the overall training program for mountain bikers. Improvements in strength, explosive power, and lean body mass have been shown … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Head? Mental Lessons from Mountain Bike Racing

What’s In Your Head? Mental Lessons from Mountain Bike Racing Last July, one of my ‘A’ races of the 2011 season was the USA Cycling National Championships for cross-country mountain bike held at Sun Valley, Idaho. The course was more … Continue reading

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