Topic: Chris Carmichael

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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Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Cramping

  By Chris Carmichael  Endurance sports are all about pushing yourself and testing your limits. Sometimes your brain has to step in and protect you from yourself, like when you bonk and your brain conjures up nausea in an effort to get you to slow down and address the problem. Other times your body skips…

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Workout and Tips for Better Pace Line Performance

  A few days ago the US National Cycling Team women, including CTS Athlete Lauren Komanski, won the team time trial at the Tour of New Zealand! The team time trial has always been a special event in cycling, and it is increasing in popularity now that there is a professional World Championship event in…

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5 Things Athlete Need to Know About New Cholesterol Guidelines

  The big nutritional news this week was that in the coming weeks the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of experts who provide scientific justification for the US Government’s “Dietary Guidelines”, is expected to largely reverse the long-standing recommendations to limit the intake of dietary cholesterol. We studied the available literature so you don’t…

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Weekend Reading: The 2015 CTS Super Bowl Trainer Workout!

  For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl and UCI Cyclocross World Championships fall on the same weekend! The race at ‘Cross Worlds I’m most excited about is the Elite Women’s race today. CTS Athlete Katerina Nash is racing in her hometown and she’s been getting first- and second-places in World Cups…

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What Athletes Need to Do to Avoid Getting Sick

  As a coach, one of the most stressful parts of a major competition is keeping the athletes healthy on the way to the venue. Ironically, when athletes push themselves to the point where they’re in peak competitive fitness, they’re also teetering on the edge of coming down with an illness. It doesn’t take much…

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