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Training for Speed and Power: Avoid This One Big Build Phase Mistake

You’ve built yourself an impressive aerobic engine from a solid Base Training program. But that’s not all you need to do. Now it’s time to turn up the wick and convert that endurance into speed and power. That’s what the Build Phase is meant to do. In this blog post we teach you how to do it. Base Phase You’ve been working on acquiring general fitness which includes aerobic endurance, muscular force and speed, and have started working on muscular
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Base Training: Why You Need to Build Up Slow If You Want To Go Fast

So you’ve signed up for a charity ride, gran fondo, or a mountain bike marathon with your mates. You’ve heard about the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training and thought “That’s for me!” More speed and big fitness in half the time. Be careful, though. If you don’t keep your training at lower intensity – for at least part of the time – and establish a solid base of endurance, your progress will drag to a halt and burnout is
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The Unconventional Guide to Strength Training for Cyclists

Who should do strength training for cyclists? Elite amateurs or pros spending 25+ hours a week on a bike probably won’t get much benefit from strength training for cyclists. But for the rest of us, it makes us more useful humans and keeps muscle imbalances and injury at bay. Done the right way, it brings improved bike control on technical trails and greater confidence and stability when cornering on the road bike to name two things it can do. It
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What You Need to Know About Training Zones

Training Zones When you’re trying to improve your riding, what’s more important – how far you ride, or how fast?  Those new to mountain biking and road cycling will improve just by riding more frequently and gradually building distance. However, after a few years further gains from that approach become harder to find, and the intelligent use of intensity and training zones in a structured cycling training plan assumes much greater importance. The Specificity Principle Part of the reason for
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Cycling Training Program

We uncover the cycling training program secrets of a 3x World Champion • The One Percent Rule • choosing your cycling training program • lessons from cancer • setting realistic goals • staying motivated with your training program • what to look for in a cycling training program • dealing with information  overload • dealing with setbacks in your cycling training program • and finally, how to  get in touch with Jessica if you want to get world class skills and fitness coaching. A few
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