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The Science of Bike Fitting

We have recently launched a short course entitled, “Cycling Science: the essentials of cycling physiology and coaching”. For further information about the course, please click HERE. In this article we are covering content from the eighth module of this short course, which covers the basics of bike fitting. Bike fitting, […]

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Achieving maximal results with polarised training

Achieving maximal results with polarised training When searching the internet for training advice or even when reading the most popular cycling training books, you will soon realise there is a lot of conflicting thoughts about the most effective training strategies. The very traditional school of thought has always advised long […]

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How to prevent saddle sores

Saddle sores or ischial hygromas as they are known in the medical field, are fluid filled cysts which form under the sit bones in the tissue between the skin and the bone. A combination of pressure and shear forces causes the connective tissue to necrose (die) and form a sac […]

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Monitoring training load

We have recently launched a short course entitled, “Cycling Science: the essentials of cycling physiology and coaching”. For further information about the course, please click HERE. In this article we are covering content from the eighth module of this short course. The complete module covers the principles and theory of […]

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Performing and analysing torque intervals

We have recently launched a short course entitled, “Cycling Science: the essentials of cycling physiology and coaching”. For further information about the course, please click HERE. In this article we are covering content from the fifth module of this short course, where we provide examples of our favourite training sessions. […]

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Race Day Nutrition

Pre-race meal. Our bodies store carbohydrate in the form of glycogen in two main areas; our liver and our muscles. The liver stores approximately 100 grams of glycogen, while our muscles can store ~ 500 grams of glycogen. The rationale for eating before a race is to replenish our liver […]

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