Training, Fitness and Health
We are lucky to have several superb contributors to this section of the site.
Marcia Homer holds a Master of Applied Exercise Science degree from Concordia University, Chicago. She is also an ACE certified Health Coach as well as a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Hunter Allen, the man who literally wrote the book on power training is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and former Professional Cyclist. He is the co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter, co-developer of CyclingPeaks Software, and is the CEO and founder of the Peaks Coaching Group.
Larry Theobald of CycleItalia has kindly started contributing training articles as well.
If you don't find what you're looking for here, we also have a lot of bicycle tech articles.
Performance enhancing nutritional supplements, to be a 6-part series
Caffeine, a safe, effective performance aid
Creatine, what it is and how it can help
Chocolate milk as recovery drink: the science is surprising
Protein: Endurance Athletes Need It to Rebuild Muscle Tissue
To GU or not to GU: A look at the science of the popular race food
Sleep: The most obvious performance enhancer of all
Other nutrition topics:
Focus on the Finish with Optimized Nutrition
Carbohydrates and Glycogen for the Endurance Athlete
Healthy Snacking Made Easy
Fats and Why Endurance Athletes Need Them in Their Diets
Hydrate to Win: Hydration and Performance
Optimizing Equipment and Staying Healthy
Indoor trainer use requires different bike maintenance schedule
Combating Saddle Sores
Saddle choice affects comfort, power and control
Can A Mouth Rinse Make You Time Trial Faster?
Racing Weight and Healthy Weight Loss
A Guide to Staying Healthy
Keep Your Head About You: Helmet Check Time
Training and Coaching
Training with Power
Higher Threshold Power: Going to the Next Level
Threshold Power explained
Training, fitness and aging
More Power from a Good Bike Fit
Power to Weight Ratio: Why It's Important in Cycling
Workouts to Rebuild Your Power Foundation
How to Set Up a Training Plan with a Power Meter
Body Weight and Climbing, or How Much Do you Want That Donut?
Power Training Frequently Asked Questions
How to Use a Power Meter to Go Faster
Indoor Trainer High Rewards
Intervals: Why Do We Use Them
What is a "Match"
How to Train for a Stage Race
Planning for the Coming Season - ‘Classic’ or ‘Reversed Periodization’?
600 words in Praise of the Fixed Gear
Fixed-Gear Winter Training
Train in the Winter, Win in the Spring
Four Powerful keys to Winter Training
How much training is right for you?
What is Training Stress Balance and How do I Maintain It?
Recovery and Avoiding Overtraining
How to Avoid Overtraining
How Much Training is Enough
Efficient Use of Recovery Time
Effective Cycling and Racing
So You are Fit, But Do You Know How to Win?
A Criterium Primer
Better your odds of winning: learn the course
Descending Skills - How to Go Downhill
Descending Confidently with Skill and Speed
Three Common Racing Mistakes and How to Fix Them
The Four Kinds of Pacelines and How to Ride them
Three Secrets to Faster Time Trialing
Pedal Less, Win more
Why fast pedaling makes cyclists more efficient
Should Every Cyclist Change his Cadence?
Coaching and Motivation
Avoiding the mid-season blahs, stay motivated all season
A Three Legged Stool: Essential Skills to Master
Chris Anker Sorensen: An Analysis of 4 Years of Data
Why a Dynamic Bike it Can Prevent Injuries
How fit are you? Don't trust your legs on the stairs