sugar addiction

Dispelling the Dangerous Myth of ‘Sugar Addiction’

By Jason Koop, Head Coach of CTS Ultrarunning For the last several weeks, I have been running into more and more content that either alludes to, or outright says, that sugar and sports nutrition products are addictive. Lay articles, influencers on social media, and nutrition company marketing departments alike have been routinely sounding these alarms, …

mental health and exercise

Mental Health: Exercise Only Goes So Far

By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS “Cycling keeps me sane.” We’ve all heard similar one-liners on group rides or social media posts, and there is plenty of evidence that exercise can play an important role in mental health. However, based on recent data and personal conversations with coaches and athletes throughout the …

INSCYD

How INSCYD Testing Can Unlock Your Athletic Potential

By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS Game changing technological advances that truly improve athletic performance are relatively rare. Sure, there are iterative advances in power meters and new features added to apps, but substantive changes don’t happen very often. That’s why athletes should be excited about INSCYD, a training software and athlete …

lessons from 2020

Never Forget These 6 Lessons From 2020

By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS At the end of the year I often write a ‘best of’ list that includes my best day on the bike, some of the great products I’ve had the opportunity to use, and some of the most meaningful people and experiences from the previous 12 months. …