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 …

strength training cyclist

5 Reasons Cyclists Need Strength Training

This is the time of year when a lot of athletes ask about strength training. Should they? Shouldn’t they? Should they lift heavy or light? Free weights or machines? And what about Crossfit? Coaches have been debating the effectiveness and necessity of strength training for endurance athletes for many years, and even my own view …