All posts by: James Hewitt

How Can Understanding Blood Lactate Improve Performance?

n part 1, we discovered the ‘blood lactate’ story. My own journey in learning more about lactate began over a decade ago, but it was a meeting in 2006, when I conducted an interview Dr. Inigo San Millan, that really […]

What Is Lactate? The Blood Lactate Story

ind out more about lactate and how, contrary to it’s popular reputation, this incredible molecule plays many important roles from being used as a preferential fuel source, actually minimise acidity in the tissues and even acts as a ‘signalling hormone’ […]

Alternative Ideas For Planning Cycling Training

Cyclists use various approaches to design their training, but what does the evidence have to say about the most effective way to structure your riding? In a study of the Strava data for 29,284 cyclists, a group of researchers from the university […]

Girona Training Weekend

Kick Start Your Winter Training With A Weekend Of Structured Rides & Performance Testing On November 15th & 16th 2014, GPM10 and Cyclefit are providing the opportunity to kick-start your winter training in a weekend of structured riding on the […]

5 Ways For Cyclists To Improve Their Climbing

Discover 5 easy ways to improve your climbing, for road cycling and sportives, as I climb the Hors Catégorie ‘Col de Pailhères’ in the French Pyrénées. You can find more about ‘micro goal-setting’, top tips to improve your climbing and […]

Turbocharge Your Training

Enjoy an evening presentation combining new insights into the worlds of strength & conditioning, physiotherapy, physiology, training and elite sport, blended with practical advice to improve your performance including: Online Ticketing for Turbocharge Your Training powered by Eventbrite  Contributors James […]

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How To Use ‘VAM’ To Compare Your Performance With The Pros

Find out how I used ‘VAM’(Velocità Ascensionale Media/average climbing speed) to compare my performance to a top professional cyclist on a section of the Alpine route of the ‘Etape Suisse’ and use a free ‘VAM’ calculator to analyse your own […]

How To Enhance Your Performance With Respiratory Muscle Training

You lean forward, driving down on to the pedals, legs exploding, chest burning, mouth wide open, sucking as much air as possible into your hungry lungs. Maybe you’re climbing a mountain or locked onto a Wattbike, but regardless of the […]

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Trick Your Mind To Improve Your Cycling Performance

Find out how scientists are questioning what really causes fatigue, limits human performance and how you can trick yourself into beating PBs! Port de Pailhères, Summer 2004 I arrived at the base of the Port de Pailhères, a ‘hors catégorie’ […]

10 Signs Of Over-Training (& What To Do About It)

How can you tell the difference between ‘over-reaching’ (usually good) and an unhelpful state of over-training? Learn the signs of overtraining and how you can plan and monitor your training to avoid it. A warm-weather training camp is a great opportunity to […]