Topic: Chris Carmichael

Which is Better: Pedaling More or Pedaling Less?

  If you want to go faster, should you pedal more or pedal less? It may seem like a trick question, but really it’s not. Conventional wisdom would say that pedaling more yields more power and that makes you go faster. But pedaling more also burns more energy, which can leave you without the necessary…

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This Simple Change to Your Training Week Yields Big Improvements!

  By Chris Carmichael One of the most common training schedules for amateur cyclists is the 4-day Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun plan. It’s a great plan for a couple reasons: four workouts a week provides enough consistency to keep you moving forward, you can generate enough weekly workload to see continued improvement, and there are three rest/recovery days…

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Do These 12 Things To Have a Great Cycling Season

  As the days start to get noticeably longer and winter starts to give way to spring it’s time for training to get more specific and goal-oriented. The heart of the season is approaching quickly and now is the time to get organized. Here’s your punchlist of the top ways you can ensure that this…

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4 Tour of Flanders Tips All Cyclists Can Benefit From

  This Sunday I strongly suggest you find a live video feed of the Tour of Flanders. It’s always a race worth watching, and if watching the Ronde van Vlaanderen doesn’t inspire you to get out there and put in a storming Sunday ride, I don’t know what will. I raced Flanders with 7-Eleven and…

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