Topic: Chris Carmichael

Truth or Myth: Are Ice Baths and Antioxidants Great for Recovery?

Over the past two weeks I have used this blog to discuss myths related to post-exercise recovery, including endurance athletes’ over-emphasis on protein supplementation and whether or not elevating your legs will enhance recovery. This week we’re going to talk about two more recovery methods: ice baths and antioxidants. Do Ice Baths Work? For many…

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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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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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Do Altitude Training Masks Work for Endurance Athletes?

  By now you have no doubt seen bros running around, lifting weights, or even riding around at sea level or moderate elevations with altitude training masks. The idea is to simulate the hypoxic condition of exercising at altitude (about 5,000 feet above sea level and higher). With some products, there’s also a component of…

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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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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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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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