Being vegetarian doesn't mean you have to compromise on performance. Anecdotal evidence suggests that a vegetarian diet for endurance athletes is by no means detrimental. However, an athlete who consumes a poorly planned vegetarian diet may be at risk of nutritional deficiencies ...
Over many years of teaching cycling skills, I’ve found that going downhill is one of the hardest things for new cyclists to become used to. The reason for this is simple: speed scares people. There are even some pros who don’t descend well, because they’re either nervous or they ...
If you steer clear of interval training on the bike, thinking it's complicated, you're not alone. But you can benefit from interval training that consists of simple efforts requiring nothing more than a watch.In an Australian study of 38 cyclists
With three disciplines to consider, it's easy to make mistakes when you're eating and drinking during training and racing. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's easy to avoid triathlon's common nutritional pitfalls if you plan ahead
Every ride comes with curves - some some unforgiving. Either way, it's your duty to get through them safely. We tapped the wisdom of 35-year racing and coaching veteran Carl Cantrell, who offers his services and training manual, A Better Way
and is a great way to fit training into your schedule.Many triathletes don't ride at lunchtime because they feel a ride needs to be long to be worthwhile, but that's not true. Others are discouraged by common, but easily sidestepped, challenges
Some climbs loom in the distance for what seems like miles, giving us plenty of time to think about how much pain they're going to cause. "People get very intimidated by hills," says Jim Rutberg, a Carmichael Training Systems pro-level coach who
Summer roads and weather aren't always cycling friendly. That doesn't mean you should sit it out. After all, if you want to boost your performance, putting some miles in now can give you a jump-start on the rest of the season. By following these basics, you can turn a summer outi...
If broccoli and spinach are the rock stars of the vegetable world, then celery and lettuce are the stage-hands, working hard out of the limelight. For years we've dismissed these pale staples as nutritionally barren, focusing our attention on their brighter, more colourful kin. T...
minutes by optimising your body position. That's a potential improvement of over seven minutes, and 100+ places, in an Olympic-distance race – all from improving your aerodynamics. A seven-minute improvement might take two or three years of hard training
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