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Cycling Biomechanics

Understanding the movement of the body

Cycling isn’t just pushing down on the pedals. Learning about and mastering the key movement patterns of our sport is essential to high performance. Let’s get started.

Nutrition

What goes in dictates what comes out

Cycling takes so much energy. Eating correctly is the difference between a great ride and a slog home.

Physiology

Understand the body

The human body is complex, but understanding how it works is essential to peak performance.

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Lactate Threshold Training Intervals for Cycling

Lactate threshold is a major focus of cycling training. This key metric determines our ability to hold tempo, endurance and the other training zones because the power zones are derived as a proportion of the athlete’s threshold power. Although your threshold will tend to rise as you gain fitness, workouts that directly train and enhance…

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How to Use RPE for Cycling Training

RPE (rate of perceived exertion) is a well known quantification of exercise effort. First introduced by Gunnar Borg in 1970, RPE was determined on a 6-20 scale with 6 being ‘no effort at all’ and 20 being maximal exertion. In cycling, we have other technologies to quantify intensity. Heart rate and power meters can tell…

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Tabata Cycling Workout Protocol and Background

The word ‘tabata’ has been used by coaches and athletes across cycling, running, crossfit, weight training, and aerobic exercise classes at your local YMCA. In truth, the word tabata comes from Izumi Tabata, a Japanese sports scientist who, in 1996, published fascinating results from a cycling specific routine. Tabata, as an exercise modality, has since…

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How Cycling Uses the Hamstrings

Although cycling is commonly associated with big thighs and maybe even a big butt, there are other muscles engaged throughout the pedal stroke. For a rider clipped into pedals, there is an opportunity to engage the hamstrings. By pulling up on the pedals on the backside of the pedal stroke we engage the hamstrings. The…

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Top Articles

Cycling Eye Strain
Cycling Eye Strain

Do you ever come home from your rides with dry, red eyes? It’s more common than you think…

The Hunchback Cyclist
The Hunchback Cyclist

Go to any amateur bike race and look around at the riders. How many of them are hunched…

Adductors
Adductors

Ever get inner thigh pain? Well let’s have a look at some charts of muscle lengths throughout the pedal stroke…

Testosterone For Cycling
Testosterone For Cycling

Testosterone is one of those fabled drugs that athletes love to dope with and it’s touted as the secret ‘anti-aging’ drug by doctors…