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Do Strength to Improve Your Cycling

You *should* do Strength in the Off-Season to Improve Your Cycling Studies and practical experience from top athletes in the elite and masters ranks show us that that strength training can increase our on bike performance AND make us more resilient to injury. You need only look at athletes like Nino Shurter for elite examples […]

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Improve your Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts

The Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts Course has launched! Learn to dismount and clear Cyclocross Barriers then jump back on your bike without any stress, lost energy, or crashes! This is a foundational skill that will help your cornering, standing, and balance as well as make any mount you do during the year, on any bike, […]

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Cyclocross Mounts & Dismounts Course Goes Live Thursday Sept 6th 2018

I am so excited for the launch of the ‘Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts course’. It consolidates many of the drills I use to help clients learn to get on and off their bikes for cyclocross, mountain biking and other disciplines. It is also meant to help overcome bad habits and compensations that might be slowing […]

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How and What to Post to Training Peaks (training log)

One of the biggest sources of friction in coaching is communication. I have never blamed athletes for this. At best it is clunky to communicate through apps and training devices … but all this is slowly changing as things happen automatically. There are a few newer features and apps I think you should check out from […]

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2018/2019 Cyclocross Races Ontario and North American UCI

So many Smart Athletes are interested in Cross so it is with great joy I put up this list of races! Get planning and get committed to these races! Find the full Ontario Race Schedule via the Ontario Cycling Association  Find the UCI Cyclocross Calendar HERE (or enjoy this list of North American Cross by […]

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Should I Train in the Heat?

Yes, Train in the Heat   Unless a doctor told you not to, it is wise to train in the heat. As with any training stimulus (intervals, altitude, strength training, crosstraining etc) you should gradually increase the loading/exposure. So if it is suddenly hot where you live don’t do 5 hours of intervals in the […]

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How Cyclists Can Sleep Better

Sleep is a problem for many athletes. Sometimes this is just after a hard workout or race but sometimes sleep disruption is more regular and requires some concerted effort. These are a few things that can help. Sleep after a hard race or late workout Many athletes like doing a weekly hard race or group workout. […]

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5 Little Things that Make a Big Difference

As an endurance athlete, you are always looking for that little bit extra speed, comfort, safety and/or power. You want to get faster at cycling. While huge changes, fad diets, and crash-cycles of superhard intervals are tempting, it is often the small changes done over time that elicit the results we want. These 5 areas […]

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Looking for a Summer Goal?

  Many athletes are looking for a late summer cycling goal in Ontario. Some have missed the Leadville Lottery, while others have waited to see what spring fitness is like and now are looking for something to build towards this summer. May I suggest the new improved Crank the Shield, which is back after a […]

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