Posts By: CTS

Do Altitude Training Masks Work for Endurance Athletes?

  By now you have no doubt seen bros running around, lifting weights, or even riding around at sea level or moderate elevations with altitude training masks. The idea is to simulate the hypoxic condition of exercising at altitude (about 5,000 feet above sea level and higher). With some products, there’s also a component of…

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Three Nutrition Mistakes That Kill Performance

By CTS Coaching Staff We spend a lot of time counseling athletes on their nutrition choices during training and competition, especially as part of the “Race Day Nutrition Planning” service offered by CTS. After doing several hundred of these planning sessions with athletes, common threads have emerged. Some of the most common nutrition mistakes we see…

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Snowpocalypse Indoor Cycling Training Plan

Make the Most of Two Days Stuck Indoors Roads are closed, thousands of flights have been cancelled, supermarket shelves are devoid of bread, and even professional sporting events put on hold. The Snowpocalypse has gripped the East Coast of the United States and it looks like millions of Americans are going to be spending the…

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16 Ways to Boost Performance in 2016

  It’s January 16, 2016, let’s talk about the 16 things you can do this year to be faster, stronger, and more fit than you have ever been! And don’t tell me that you’re a year older and therefore you’ll have to accept being slower and less fit. CTS Athlete Frederic Schmid just won another US…

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6 Goal Setting Failures That Will Ruin Your Season

You would think that setting goals would be one of the simpler components of being an athlete. What do you want to do? What do you want to accomplish? What lights that fire in your belly? But the truth is that many athletes are much better at stepping through a long series of workouts than…

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Press Release: Bonk Breaker® Teams With CTS to Fuel the Journey of Athletes at All Levels

Leading sports nutrition maker and coaching giant form multiyear partnership to benefit cyclists, endurance athletes and active lifestyle participants. SANTA MONICA (12 January 2016): Athletes can only reach their goals with proper nourishment and a smart training plan. Top-selling nutrition maker Bonk Breaker® and coaching experts Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) have inked a multiyear partnership…

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How to Set Highly-Effective Goals

The Holidays are over! As much as love getting together with friends and family, having the kids home from school, and taking some time off from work, by January 1 I’m ready for the Holiday Season to be done. I love that refreshing feeling of starting a new year. The whole year is laid out…

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