Carbo-loading aka. Eating for Success
Most ambitious endurance athletes are familiar with carbo-loading. But also many less ambitious athletes have heard of it and employ this technique in more or less helpful ways. After all, it is a great excuse to stuff your face in the name of success. But what exactly does proper carbo-loading…
Short Cut Through The Pain Cave - HIT
Short Cut Through The Pain Cave The season is coming closer and most cyclists, who train toward some kind of goal in some kind of structured fashion, are currently putting in their “base miles”. Base mile rides are those long and easy-paced bike rides that are so hard to fit…
Fat Rides – Improve Endurance Time-Efficiently
Fat Rides – Improve Endurance Time-Efficiently With the exception of few cycling disciplines, endurance is the key factor for success in cycling. In order to build and improve endurance you need sufficient amounts of time to train. Building a decent endurance base does not require vast amounts of time. However, for…
Should Cyclists Run In The Off-Season?
Should Cyclists Run In The Off-Season? It is widely accepted that, during the off-season, cyclists should replace their main form of training (aka riding a bicycle) with other activities – at least partially. During and right after the season break, you shouldn’t be riding much at all and engage in…
How to Manage Off-Season Weight Gain
How to Manage Off-Season Weight Gain One of the biggest problems athletes face during the off-season is weight gain. During this time of the year, most of us train significantly less due to bad weather, less available daylight, and decreased motivation. Another factor that weighs in (pun intended) is the…