To become a successful cyclist it is important to have a good level of base fitness which is basically your body ability to process oxygen and produce energy. Aerobic decoupling is simply a numerical measurement of aerobic efficiency and fitness. The longer you can ride without experiencing a significant decoupling the more fit you are. … Continue reading What is aerobic decoupling?
Well after what seemed a really long winter of doing base training it is great to finally start racing and reap the rewards of all that hard work. I have been pleased with my training over the winter following a structured training plan with my Team Rideharder group and have also been working on my … Continue reading 2 PBs in a week!
Well after spending a couple of sessions doing triathlon I have decided to switch to timetrialling so work on my position became more important! I attended the Retul triathlon/TT fit course at Physiohaus and conveniently was used as a case study which was great for me. I was not happy with my position as looked … Continue reading How I got more aero with increasing pads by 10mm!
Strava has revolutionised cycling since it’s launch in 2013, but is this always for the advantage of participants as it seems you can barely go a few miles on a club ride without somebody going off the front to gain a ‘segment’. Everybody seems to know what everyone else is doing, where they have … Continue reading Is Strava stopping you acheive your cycling goals?
It is important to regularly test your fitness to monitor your improvements and also provide information about your strength & weaknesses so your training plan can be adapted. The follow tests are great to do at the start of any training plan and serve as a baseline for your training zones/pace. Swim The measurement used … Continue reading Test your fitness for Swim, Bike and Run
Well its that time of year, now that all the events are coming to an end, its time to look back on the season and reflect on what goals have been achieved but more importantly what have not so this can be analysed and a plan put in place for next season so they are … Continue reading Review of 2016 season, next up 2017!
Every rider wants to be better at climbing on the bike and the way to do this is by hill repeats in training which will teach you to ride them more efficiently and faster! Stay seated This will help you save energy so find a rhythm and tap it out. Move hands to top … Continue reading 5 tips to help you climb faster on the bike
They don’t call time trialling, “The Race of Truth” for nothing; it is the most simple form of bike racing as it’s just you against the clock. They are great training sessions and often overlooked by many cyclists but they will help you improve as a cyclist. There are many tips to help you save … Continue reading 5 simple tips to ride your fastest Time Trial
An affordable coaching option to help you achieve your cycling goals in 2017. This programme is specifically designed for any cyclist wishing to improve their cycling for Time Trial or triathlons for next season. Everybody wants quick times during the season and to get these it is important to remember that the hard … Continue reading Team Rideharder
For many of you out there you may never have heard of periodization let alone reverse periodization. So what is periodization? “Periodization is the systematic planning of athletic or physical training. The aim is to reach the best possible performance in the most important competition of the year. It involves progressive cycling of various aspects … Continue reading Does reverse periodization work?