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13 Easy Wake Up Tips For Early Morning Workouts

By Cory Bruno Waking up for an early morning workout before work can be difficult, and during winter when the mornings can be bitterly cold it can feel like an impossible task. But for some athletes, the early morning is a golden opportunity to work out so you can maintain greater training consistency and stop…

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Posted: February 22, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Truth or Myth: You Should Elevate Your Legs for Post-Workout Recovery

Last weekend’s article on the top 3 myths about post-workout protein and recovery started a lot of discussions between our athletes and their coaches. Those conversations revealed even more myths that people still believe about post-workout recovery. This week let’s look at the age-old idea of elevating your legs after workouts. Truth or Myth: You…

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Posted: February 19, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Training

3 Ways to Maximize Your Workouts With Limited Training Time

By CTS Coaches Adam Pulford with Jim Rutberg With all your commitments, work, family, and unexpected problems that arise how can you get the most out of your limited training time on the bike? Whether you are the recreational cyclist with a busy life schedule or the racer who wants to hone in on the specifics…

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4 Mistakes that Women Make When They Start Training

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: February 15, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Training

Top 3 Myths about Post-Workout Protein and Recovery

  Grinding an athlete into the ground is the easiest thing a coach can do, an something athletes are great at doing to themselves. In the entire scope of the training process, piling on workload is the easy part. The trickier parts are knowing how much workload to apply, at what time, addressing what system,…

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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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