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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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4 Powerful Training Data Points That Will Improve Your Workouts

  Athletes generate more data than ever, and the number of ways to slice and dice the information continues to expand. There are times when information overload can do you more harm than good, and most commonly that time is right in the middle of your workout. My advice is to focus on a smaller…

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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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Posted: January 13, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Training

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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CTS Athlete Insight: What I Learned in My First Month of Coaching

We’re proud to announce the arrival of a new voice on the Trainright blog! 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…

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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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Fat Burning Myths That Hurt Cyclists and Triathletes

  With a few more pounds around our midsections thanks to the holidays, weight loss is a hot topic in January. And while many people start the new year with a “new” shortcut to shed pounds by Spring Break, smart athletes understand that a wise combination of nutrition and exercise will melt away those pounds….

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7 Mindfulness Tips Cyclists and Triathletes Need For 2016

By Paul Ruggiero, CTS Expert Coach   I promise this isn’t a New Year’s resolution article. I’m not even going to mention gyms or diets or Steve Harvey or Star Wars. That stuff is so 2015. Forty-five percent of Americans make resolutions and 88% of those resolutions end in failure. Let’s talk practical ideas to set…

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Posted: January 1, 2016

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Training

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