Topic: Training

Recovery Timing for Perfect Intervals

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach So, you’re all ready to go out for your workout. You have food in your pocket, your bike is gleaming in the warm sun with a bottle of water and bottle of sports drink, your Smith glasses are sitting in the Giro helmet draped over your handlebars, and your Joule GPS…

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7 Springtime Mistakes Endurance Athletes Make

  Over the past few years our coaches have spent the latter part of the winter and spring traveling to training camps and events, and that means talking with a lot of inquisitive athletes. And while every athlete is different, there are some topics that seem to come up every spring. If you can avoid…

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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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Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Ride Rollers

  By CTS Premier Coach and Kinetic Performance Director Jim Lehman If you’re looking to add a valuable new component to your indoor training, then it’s time to learn how to ride Kinetic Z rollers! Here’s a quick how-to guide to getting started. Why ride rollers? Before learning how to ride rollers, let’s talk about…

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The 3 Best Sub-60 Minute Indoor Cycling Workouts

  By CTS Pro Coach Jim Rutberg Let’s face it; there are times when indoor training is a lot more convenient – and potentially more effective – than riding outdoors. As I’ve moved from being a bike racer with unlimited training time to a working parent and career professional I’ve learned to embrace indoor cycling…

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6 Tip to Improve Your Climbing Performance

Pretty much every cyclist we talk to wants to go uphill faster. And while we spend a lot of time focused on increasing power output and reducing bodyweight, these two things only give you the capacity – the potential – to go faster uphill. Actually riding faster on a climb comes down to applying your…

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Weekend Reading: Mastering 3 Advanced Group Ride Skills

  Local group rides are the heart and soul of amateur cycling. These Saturday morning and Tuesday evening rides are where new riders learn to draft, where juniors cut their teeth, and where local bragging rights are earned. Most of all they are a ton of fun, without the pressure and expense of pinning on…

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Why Training With Heart Rate is Still Relevant

  Heart Rate Training Is Not Dead Like so many areas in our lives, the pace of innovation in cycling is accelerating. Power meters were once a rare sight anywhere outside of the pro or Olympic team ranks; now they are ubiquitous at the Saturday coffee shop ride. But this has led to a few…

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5 Ways Roadies and Triathletes Can Be Faster Mountain Bikers

By Jim Rutberg The idea for this article occurred to me as I watched a friend roll into T2 of an off-road triathlon in Colorado. Somewhere underneath the blood and mud was a strong and talented triathlete, but he had made the crucial mistake of believing superior fitness could compensate for poor mountain bike skills….

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