Train Smart Cyclist
17 Sep

Train Smart Cyclist

17th September 2019 Read More

Train Smart Cyclist

By James Walsgrove

If you want to be a faster cyclist then you need to train smart. Although the training plan is important it will only get you so far if you neglect all other aspects off the bike. While working on this years training plan I have really been focusing on everything that makes you faster on …

Become faster on the bike through strength training
3 Sep

Become faster on the bike through strength training

3rd September 2019 Read More

Become faster on the bike through strength training

By James Walsgrove

Strength and mobility is one of the train smart principles that I include within my training programmes. I find this gives you a holistic approach to improving your cycling performance and ultimately makes you faster on the bike. What is strength and conditioning? “The physical preparation of athletes towards enhancing sports performance and reducing injury” …

Improve your aerobic endurance on the bike
17 Jul

Improve your aerobic endurance on the bike

17th July 2019 Read More

Improve your aerobic endurance on the bike

By James Walsgrove

Training your aerobic endurance on the bike will make you faster. Cycle endurance training should form the backbone of any good training plan and at the high end around 80% of time at this intensity. If you are a time crunched athlete then you may do less however don’t underestimate its importance. It is still …

Do you need a cycle coach?
3 Jul

Do you need a cycle coach?

3rd July 2019 Read More

Do you need a cycle coach?

By James Walsgrove

Although the principle of training on the bike is relatively simple once you understand the basics, the skill of being a cycle coach can be more in depth. The end result for hiring a coach is ultimately to make you faster on the bike although the “reason” for having your own coach can be different …

Do you lack the motivation to train? My 5 top tips for getting your training done!
14 May

Do you lack the motivation to train? My 5 top tips for getting your training done!

14th May 2019 Read More

Do you lack the motivation to train? My 5 top tips for getting your training done!

By James Walsgrove

Being a coach is so much more than just setting a training plan, this is just a part of it. True success is when you understand what motivates and what works for your athletes. Wanting to find out more I surveyed a range of athletes to see what does and doesn’t work for them and …