older athlete heat

Masters Athletes Hurt More by Heat Stress. Here’s What Aging Athletes Can Do About It.

  By Chris Carmichael, CEO/Head Coach of CTS Maintaining body temperature within a narrow range (97-99 degrees Fahrenheit) is not an easy feat for humans, particularly when you consider all the things that can push body temperature up or down, including air temperature, humidity, clothing layers, medications, dehydration, body size, and exertion. We also have …

Ketosis Diet

Should Endurance Athletes Go Keto? Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets for Endurance Athletes in 2020

When it comes to weight loss and endurance performance, dietary ketosis is a strategy everyone asks about. On the surface, ketosis or a ketogenic diet offers everything an endurance athlete could dream of: endless energy, freedom from bonking, and an efficient pathway to weight loss. The diet has been all over mainstream magazines, it’s the …

ride better on climbs

Top 10 Ways to Feel Better and Ride Better on Climbs

By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS Over the years my coaches and I have written countless cycling workouts designed to increase riders’ fitness and power output for riding uphill faster. If you’re reading this blog you have probably done some of them, or something similar. But there’s a difference between being powerful …