effective cycling workout

5 Steps to Executing Highly-Effective Cycling Workouts

By Chris Carmichael CEO/Head Coach of CTS Life is complicated, but training should not be. I’ve been coaching for nearly 30 years, and these days I spend less time worrying about the specifics of any particular interval set and more time working with athletes to optimize the execution of training. When athletes stagnate in their …

stretching for cyclists

Top 5 Post-Ride Stretches for Cyclists

  By Chris Carmichael CEO/Head Coach of CTS I always try to reduce the number of components or tasks in a cyclist’s workouts. I’d rather you do a few things very well than a bunch of things not so well. This means I keep warm ups simple, prescribe easy-to-execute (but sometimes very strenuous) interval sets, …

indoor cycling

Interval Training: Biggest Mistakes Cyclist Make with High Intensity Intervals

  By Chris Carmichael CEO/Head Coach of CTS I’ve been a fan of high intensity intervals for a long time. The “Time-Crunched Cyclist” is based on the premise that hard intervals are the best path to performance for cyclists who cannot put in the hours necessary to get there through traditional long and slow endurance …