Attack the Pack: Turning Lame Accelerations into Winning Attacks!

By CTS Senior Coach Daniel Matheny I have to be honest here, folks. I’ve been out at the early-season races, both as a competitor and as a coach, and I’m seeing a lot of really poor attempts at attacking the peloton. I love the enthusiasm, but that’s about all I’m seeing and enthusiasm doesn’t bring home prize money. Really, though, …

Weekend Reading: 3 Training Revelations to Boost Your Performance

This week’s blog is from CTS Premier Coach Renee Eastman. I’ve known Renee since we both worked at USA Cycling back in the 90s and she epitomizes what it takes to be a top-notch professional coach. She can be tough when she needs to be, but she’s wise about when an athlete needs a push and when they need a …

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: Tips and Workouts for Going Long on the Indoor Trainer

The greatest strength of Carmichael Training Systems is the incredible team of professional coaches that work here. So instead of always hearing from me, I want to start bringing you blog posts and articles from the men and women who you are – or who you could be – working with directly. First up is Clayton Feldman, who works in …

Harden Up or Ride Inside? 5 Tips and My Favorite Cold Weather Workout

  When it’s cold outside there’s always a question about whether to go out or stay in. Here are some tips to help you with your “in-or-out” decision, and a great and quick workout you can do outdoors on a cold day. Cold Day Outdoor Workout When it’s cold out and I still want to do an interval workout outside, …

Weekend Reading: Chris Carmichael’s 10-Exercise Core Training Workout

**Scroll Down for video and text descriptions of the Core Workout I’m Doing This Week!** As I travel around the country to training camps and events, I get a lot of questions about core strength and stability training. People want to know what role core training should have in a cyclist or triathlete’s program, and more specifically what I do …