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April 26, 2019

In Part 1, the bare essentials of the science of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) was presented.  In Part 2, I wanted to share my personal experience with HRV as an athlete and also my perspective as a coach working with athletes that measure HRV.  

To recap, we can us...

March 26, 2019

I’ve been intrigued by Heart Rate Variability (HRV) since I first heard about it from a friend 4-5 years ago.  Apparently, the military uses HRV measurements to predict which special forces teams are most ready for last minute missions.  From what I have gathered, HRV...

March 22, 2019

Smart trainers have greatly improved the indoor training experience over the last few years.  I do not care for the virtual world myself but can see why many athletes really enjoy these features to help with motivation.  I do utilize a smart trainer and ERG mode for so...

December 11, 2018

In Part 3 of the blog, I wanted to answer some of the more frequently asked questions I receive as a coach regarding strength training and cycling.  Let's jump right into them:

Will I gain weight from the gym that will hurt cycling performance?

The simple answe...

November 29, 2018

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed possible weekly patterns for concurrent endurance and strength training. The fatigue created from each type of training can be very individual pending how well an athlete recovers from each type of exercise and also how hard they p...

November 8, 2018

How to implement strength training with endurance cycling training

August 17, 2018

I enjoy trying different training methods to see how I respond as an athlete and also understand what athletes I coach may be experiencing within the workouts I prescribe.  Studies are performed to find what may be the best training approach for athletes. I do not thin...

July 8, 2018

I've been fascinated with nutrition over the last 20 years.  It started after football when I wanted to shed some unwanted bulk and bulge. Once I took an interest, I learned that I missed some potential performance gains in my younger years by not paying closer attenti...

March 26, 2018

There are many ways to go about training for cycling and I think we all respond in some way to all types of training.  I have found that many motivated cyclists experience anxiety about their training.  Is it the right kind?  Will it work?  What about th...

March 12, 2018

First off, I think getting out on the bike and accomplishing any ride is a success.  Riding consistently, even without any direction, will lead to improved fitness.  But why not increase the odds of improving to a higher level and more quickly by using sound training p...

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March 22, 2019