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Do You Need to Drink as Much During Cold Weather Workouts?

  One of the data points we monitor with a lot of athletes is how much fluid they consume during workouts. When temperatures drop, we often see a decrease in the amount of fluid they consume per hour and per workout. When we point it out to the athlete, the response is often a question:…

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Start Boosting Your Running Speed Before Winter Is Over

By Rebecca Kurtz, CTS Expert Coach Triathletes and runners are familiar with Fartlek intervals, but many reserve them for periods of the year that are closer to their goal races. They are often seen as race-specific or race-prep workouts, but they can also be used to build your energy systems. These intervals are above-threshold running…

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The 2016 CTS Super Bowl Trainer Workout

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday! For the past few years we’ve had fun with the Super Bowl by creating an indoor trainer workout that’s loosely styled after a drinking game. The first year we did it, the Broncos were playing the Seattle Seahawks and – since CTS headquarters are in Colorado – we were rooting…

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5 Things You Need to Fix to Go Faster!

  I hate wasting energy and it bothers me to no end to see athletes do things that are self-defeating. You spend so much precious time and effort developing fitness and building your capacity to produce power, and then you waste that fitness through poor decision making on the bike. To go faster you need…

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Press Release: Knight Composites and CTS Form Performance Partnership

Knight Composites proudly offers a competitive edge for CTS Athletes Knight Composites is starting to get a reputation for attracting the attention of athletes looking for a competitive edge, and their latest partnership with CTS’ Global Athlete Perks Program is no exception. Knight Founder and CEO, Beverly Lucas and Chris Carmichael, Founder and CEO of…

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Meet the New Coaches Joining CTS in 2016

We are excited to announce the expansion of the CTS Coaching Staff by welcoming seven new highly-qualified coaches in 2016! As our athlete base grows we want to maintain an ideal athlete-to-coach ratio so we continue to offer CTS Athletes industry-leading customer service and coaching quality. Our new coaches not only have National Governing Body certifications…

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Posted: February 1, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

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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3 Easy Ways to Fit in Trainer Workouts When You Have Kids

Arleigh Jenkins is a new mom living in Denver and a veteran of the bike industry, with 15 years of experience in bike shops, cycling advocacy, and a range of other roles. You can see more of Arleigh’s work by following her on social media, where she goes by @Bikeshopgirl on Twitter and Bike Shop…

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Posted: January 25, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Training

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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