5 Tips to Finding The Perfect Time of Day To Train

  There are two times of year when we get the most questions about the best time of day to work out: the weeks surrounding the start and end of Daylight Savings Time. In the spring (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), the hours of daylight reach the point where either early morning or late afternoon/evening training are sessions possible without the …

Weekend Reading: Get Your Training Moving with this Mid-Winter OverUnder Workout

I am so happy to be in Santa Ynez, California this weekend. I love Colorado Springs, but so far this winter has been a tough one. We’ve had a few sustained periods of bitter cold, like many areas of the US in recent months, and I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to escape to warmer climates for training …

Weekend Reading: 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Weight loss has been a hot topic around the office in recent weeks. Not only is this the time of year when athletes are diligently working to lose their Holiday muffin tops, but we also just rolled out the Raceweight Weight Loss Program. The response has been tremendous and we’re looking forward to seeing athletes drop significant amounts of weight …

Weekend Reading: USAPCC, Time-Crunched Cyclist 2nd Ed., and a September training tip

I had so much fun during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Experience that I’m still smiling nearly a week after it ended in Denver. What an amazing race! What an incredible experience to ride every stage, get cheered on by all the fans, and to be treated like the race’s 17th team by the race organization. I can’t wait …

Perspectives on What it Means to be an Athlete, Provided by NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe

A while back I had the opportunity to spend some time with 3x Superbowl Champion and NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe, and he’s a very impressive guy. He visited our Colorado Springs facility for a battery of physiological testing: lactate threshold, VO2 max, body composition, and a 3D Bike Fit. He’s a big man, especially compared to …

Chris Carmichael Blog: Time-Crunched Athlete Premise Upheld Again!

Before I move on to other topics, you have to check out this article from the New York Times. There have been plenty of studies that have verified the efficacy of the high-intensity training principles behind the “Time-Crunched Cyclist” and “Time-Crunched Triathlete” books and training programs. The articles referenced by the NYT extends the premise to cardiac rehab patients and …