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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-27

5 Days of Deals – Day 2: 50% Off Select Trainright DVDs http://t.co/mdLQE5au # 5 Days of Deals – Day 2: 50% Off Select Trainright DVDs http://t.co/mdLQE5au # 5 Days of Deals – Day 1: Buy Performance Series, Get "Core Strength" and "Cycling for Cadence" DVDs Free… http://t.co/Ct2EJY2r # Inspirational write up by longtime CTS…

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Posted: November 27, 2011

Author: CTS

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Press Release: CTS and AEG Announce 2012 CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Second Annual “Amgen Tour of California Race Experience” Announced for 2012 Race Chris Carmichael and CTS Team “Going Pro” for 2012 Amgen Tour of California, Riding Entire Race Course (November 23, 2011 – Colorado Springs, CO) – For the second year, Carmichael Training Systems has partnered with AEG, presenter of the Amgen…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-20

RT @Coach_AP: I love doing what I do! Here's CTS athletes Jan & Dee Wisor w/ big smiles after riding El Tour de Tucson! http://t.co/K22cL4SW # RT CTS coach @StevenBrande @trekbikes Speed Concept is racked and ready for tomorrow's Ironman Arizona! http://t.co/UY1hFF1T // Go Steve! # Chris Carmichael's Holiday Survival Guide, plus more great weekend…

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Posted: November 20, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

2011 Holiday Survival Guide: Stay sharp and avoid the seasonal weight gain in 5 easy steps

By Chris Carmichael There’s a good reason the biggest diet books of the year are released right after the new year; despite our best intentions to eat less, exercise more, and maintain some sense of restraint during the holidays, the endless gauntlet of party trays, buffets, and family feasts beats us into submission. Nearly all…

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Team Trainright Blog: Test results after 8 months as a CTS Athlete, by Bill Plock

By Team Trainright's Bill Plock On November 5th I was tested at Carmichael Training Systems for the first time since becoming a CTS athlete in April. There is no question coaching has helped. Was there ever doubt? How could it not? But confirmation is good. I took the same tests earlier this year in April,…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-13

Tips for getting the most out of your indoor training http://t.co/zW5XLPRF # Veterans Day Winners: Congratulations to Don Geer (USMC ret) and Ryan Cox (USMC), who will each receive a signed… http://t.co/3vrkaWGc # Newest CTS workout DVD now in stock! Builds power at VO2 max and LT. Preview: http://t.co/wZ5jvRsa Order: http://t.co/SM3S9BKu # 11/11/11 Deal 3…

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Posted: November 13, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Tips for maximizing your indoor training

Indoor training season is upon us and although I’d rather we’d all rather be riding outside, the truth of the matter is you can make huge gains with relatively short workouts on the trainer. Below I’ve included a few tips for maximizing your time on the trainer. I’m excited for the winter because two days…

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Veterans Day Giveaway 2011

As a way of saying thanks to the men and women who proudly serve in the US Military, we're giving a veteran and an active-duty member of the US Military an autographed copy of either "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" or "The Time-Crunched Triathlete", as well as the Trainright Performance Series 3-DVD Set. Leave a comment on…

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Posted: November 11, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

2011 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Video Recap

Chris Carmichael and a crew of CTS Coaches and Athletes traveled to Costa Rica to race the 2011 La Ruta de los Conquistadores. The race is billed as the world's hardest mountain bike stage race, and with 39k feet of climbing, 30+% grades, mud chutes, hornets, crocodiles, and a host of other challenges, it lives…

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Triathlon Training: Benefits of High-Gear, Lower-Cadence Cycling in Flat Triathlons

By CTS Coaches Nick White and Jim Rutberg Two of the Ironman races in the US feature relatively flat and fast courses, and the terrain can have a significant impact on your strategy on the bike. Neither Ironman Florida nor Ironman Arizona have hills to match those in Lake Placid, Wisconsin, or St. George. Instead,…

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