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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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Weekend Reading: The Best Workout For Developing SPEED!

  As we roll into March, many areas in the Northern Hemisphere are already in the race and event season and it’s not very far away for those of us still stuck in the snow. Winter was a good time to build aerobic and lactate threshold power with interval workouts and indoor training. Now it’s…

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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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