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3 Drills to Improve Balance on the Bike

This post will provide you with 3 drills to improve your cycling skills and balance. While they are not presented in the order I would always use and certainly a step (or three) beyond what a beginner may be comfortable doing they do provide you with some ideas and variations to scale back from, work […]
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Bike Fit and Setup Mistakes

When I hear that bike riding is causing pain, I think of these few things first. You brake with any finger except your index finger – modern brakes do not require multiple fingers or middle fingers. Use your index finger. Many wrist, forearm and shoulder pain is aggravated, if not caused by this. At best […]
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Losing Weight, Fueling Performance, Altitude and Heat – Stacy Sims

This episode of the podcast deals with so many awesome topics. These are common questions about extreme conditions like altitude and heat, and well just enduring all the crazy events that you do as an endurance athlete. Stacy has so much experience as a researcher, business person, and endurance athlete so this episode is a […]
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3 Drills to Corner Better

These are 3 drills that will help you progress your cornering skill Cornering is a multi-faceted skill with unlimited variations. Just think about how many conditions a cyclocross racer would face, and then multiply that by how many bike types and styles of riding there are! Cornering a mountain bike in B.C. Canada will require […]
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3 Podcast Episodes that Will Make You A Better Cyclist

The Consummate Athlete Podcast is a Podcast I run with my Wife, Molly Hurford (theoutdooredit.com) The show has athletes, coaches, experts and, most importantly, regular people doing a variety of awesome things involving movement. The goal of the show? To explore new and different ways to move that will make you better at your main […]
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Learn to Log Hop – Three Drills to Try

  This is a video with three drills to try that I find help riders break through plateaus in their progression towards Log Hops, Bunny Hops, and Jumping. The Three Drills include: An off-bike drill that helps you feel what it is like to push into the handlebar and front wheel A manual practice focused […]
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Should I use Gel or Mix for Bike Racing

GAME-PLAY With all the hype about nutrition and sports-nutrition, it is hard to know what you should use to do your best on race day. My advice is always to practice what you *think* you should use on race day on your key workouts (intensity, volume, race-specific simulation). Race nutrition, in very simple terms, can […]
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Race Cancelled? What Workout Should You Do?

Races don’t get canceled often but it does happen with bad weather and financial/sponsorship issues.   This is always a bummer as we all look forward to races as a test of our fitness, to see friends, and to push our limits. Getting first races out of the way is also a big reason early […]
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Can You Prepare for The Goal You Have Set?

Picking Point B – The Goal You Want to Reach Where do you want to go? That ‘Point B’ is the big race, big ride, or new power output you want to achieve. The big Crazy Goal that scares you into doing awesome training and learning new skills and pushing your personal bests. Read about […]
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Foam Rolling and Low Cadence Intervals

The latest episode of the podcast has a couple interesting but not simple to answer questions.   These questions are really a matter of who you are, and what you are trying to do. What is your goal? A second question is to ask what you are trying to do and what the main thing […]
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What Blend of Training Elements Do You Need?

Each athlete needs a different mix of training elements. One athlete may be very good technically but require endurance or interval work. Another athlete may require more strength training or a focus on mental training techniques. Smart Athlete helps you find your perfect training blend.

Endurance and Interval Training 30%
Technical Skills 10%
Sport Psychology 15%
Strength and Movement Training 20%
Nutrition 15%

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