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EXPERT KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORTED BY SCIENCE

Our goal is to continue providing the best evidence-based practice to athletes of all levels. These blog posts have been written by our expert cycling coaches to share our performance knowledge, experience and methodology with you.  Please leave us your thoughts in the comments, or contact us to request any specific blog articles.

UNDERSTANDING LABORATORY PERFORMANCE TESTING AND DATA

As a data-rich sport, cycling is filled with riders discussing VO2Max, peak power output (PPO), and functional threshold power (FTP). These terms are associated with performance in cycling, but how valuable are they and how can we accurately measure these numbers?

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Dennis Venter at the 2021 Cape Epic

THE TRAINING-LIFE BALANCE FOR ABSA CAPE EPIC

Of course, one marvels at the efforts and technical prowess of the professionals making their way around the course, but there are nearly 600 2-person teams traversing the same 700km across the Cape. Many of these riders are parents, hold demanding jobs – and balance their training into their schedules ride. We spoke to some of these everyday heroes to find out about their training for the Epic.

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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

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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

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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

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Improving your recovery

Recovery should: Improve the quality of training Prevent overtraining or maladaptive training Decrease the risk of developing an overuse injury Improve performance in competition Sports

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Periodisation

The bike rider within each and every one of us would like to become fitter and faster. There is no better way to achieve this

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