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3 Hottest Topics for Ultrarunners: Strength Training, Downhill Repeats, and Fat Adaptation

By Jason Koop, Head Coach of CTS Ultrarunning Earlier this week, I was invited to a compare-and-contrast interview with another ultrarunning coach that eventually would become the subject of an article. Over the years, I have come to enjoy these types of discussions and debates with coaches both inside and outside of CTS. Particularly when …

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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 …

5 Great No-Equipment Strength Exercises for Cyclists, Triathletes, and Runners

  For time-crunched athletes who have limited time to train, going to a gym just doesn’t fit into the schedule. Similarly, many endurance athletes don’t really want to purchase and gather all the necessary equipment to perform strength training exercises at home. As I’ve explained in previous posts, however, strength training is an important component …