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Cyclists Eat Too Much!

I’ve been a cyclist for a few years, and although I lost 15 pounds when I first started riding, I just can’t seem to lose the next 15 – despite riding about 10 hours a week. What gives? –          Mark R. – Milwaukee, WI I travel and participate in a lot of events, from charity…

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Triathlon Training: Techniques and Workout for Adapting to Your Aero Position

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach There are a lot of new bikes and new aero setups being rolled out of bike shops and garages around the country right about now, and business is brisk at the nation’s growing number of wind tunnels and specialty bike fit clinics. At CTS we’ve been providing bike fit…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-19

RT CTS Athlete @TracyThelen: And would you and Nat slow down just a bit, please @thequeenofpain? Killing it right now – awesome job! # RT CTS Athlete @thequeenofpain: Sun is up at 24hrs Of Old Pueblo. @Nat__Ross just gave me gift of doing a double lap so I can take a nap! # RT CTS…

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Posted: February 19, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Time-Crunched Athlete Premise Upheld Again!

Before I move on to other topics, you have to check out this article from the New York Times. There have been plenty of studies that have verified the efficacy of the high-intensity training principles behind the “Time-Crunched Cyclist” and “Time-Crunched Triathlete” books and training programs. The articles referenced by the NYT extends the premise…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-12

New cross-training exercise by CTS Athlete Morgan Murri: Cross-bike Pullups! http://t.co/BS5OixaV # RT CTS Coach @JRutberg: You know it's cold out when your toes go numb while you're riding rollers in the garage! # Nice LA Times article on CTS Athlete and US Para-Cycling team member @anthonyzahn http://t.co/jzN0oybF # Big Announcements and Weekend Reading Materials…

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Posted: February 12, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Press Release: CTS Announced as Official Coaching and Sports Science Partner of BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Team

For immediate release Carmichael Training Systems partners with the BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team (February 8, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO) – Carmichael Training Systems has partnered with the BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team as the team’s Official Coaching and Sports Science Partner. Carmichael Training Systems will be conducting lactate threshold testing on the UCI…

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Press Release: Chris Carmichael to be 2012 National Spokesperson for American Diabetes Association

Chris Carmichael Cycling to Stop Diabetes® The American Diabetes Association Kicks-Off Its 21st Annual Tour de Cure Cycling Event Alexandria, VA (February 07, 2012) — The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with Chris Carmichael and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the 21st Annual Tour de…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-05

RT CTS Coach @Deangolich: Beautiful weather for training @HincapieDevo http://t.co/e6d5i4y2 # RT CTS Coach @Deangolich: @HincapieDevo training time! http://t.co/NwqdeKHA # RT CTS Coach @cizzard: Hincapie BMC Devo team getting ready to roll http://t.co/KWkYmsui Proud to be working with these great young riders. # RT CTS Coach @cizzard: Setting up for Hincapie BMC Devo team bike…

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Posted: February 5, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Highlight Video of 2012 Trans Andes Challenge

We didn't make this video, but several CTS Athletes appear in it and it's a great representation of the landscape, the experience, and the atmosphere of the Trans Andes Challenge. It was a blast! Trans Andes Challenge – Más que una carrera from VIA DE ESCAPE on Vimeo.  

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Chilly Cheeks Duathlon, make it personal!

By Team Trainright's Bill Plock I ran the last 50 yards of this spring duathlon in my bike shoes. Running on hard plastic bottomed bike shoes on a cold paved road is dicey–and hard on the clips and shoes. But I had to beat Phil. We have raced several times against each other and have…

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