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AI vs. EI (Will A Robot Steal Your Job?)

New York City, 1997, reigning world chess champion Gary Kasparov is facing a formidable opponent: IBM’s recently upgraded Deep Blue computer. The match is taking place in a small television studio but several floors below, 500 people are squeezed into […]

‘Show Up’ & Listen To Your Body

One of my early coaches was fond of encouraging me to “just do the work”. The phrase became a personal mantra that continues to echo in my consciousness, to this day. 5 intervals into a 20 interval set and I […]

Can You ‘Stress-Proof’ Yourself With Exercise?

any of us try to dissolve the worries of the day in a pool of sweat on the treadmill or spin-bike, but growing evidence supports the idea that exercise can have a more long-lasting impact on our capacity to cope […]

A Fresh Approach To Goal Setting

ind out how you can ‘hack’ the goal setting process to significantly increase the probability of achieving your goals. Goal setting should be a fundamental part of any training programme. Many of us set goals, but unfortunately, human beings are […]

Top Tips For Criterium Racing

ind out more about criterium racing. What level of fitness do you require? What are the top 3 skills for criterium racing and how should you train? What level of cycling fitness do I require to compete in a entry […]

How To Plan A Cycling Training Programme (Part 2)

n part 1, we explored the first four stages in planning a cycling training programme: what questions should you ask yourself and how should you decide on and define your goals. In part 2, learn more about the practicalities of […]

How To Plan A Cycling Training Programme (Part 1)

ind out how to plan a cycling training programme & discover which questions you should ask yourself to unlock more of your cycling potential. Separate The Signal From The Noise It’s clear that structured training works but there is no single ‘best […]

What To Wear For Winter Cycling

The Science Of Staying Warm ind out how can to regulate your body temperature, ride in more comfort and improve cycling performance this winter. Through the year and even within a single ride, riders can be exposed to a wide […]

Nutrition In Professional Cycling

xplore how professional cyclists prepare for competition and look at how this has changed over the last 10 years. What does the evidence say and are there any lessons to help improve the performance of ‘everyday’ enthusiast endurance athletes? Much […]

Polarise Your Training To Improve Performance?

n part 2 of this mini-series, we explored how cyclists can use blood lactate to their advantage. One of the outcomes of this understanding could be represented in a ‘polarised’ approach to training. Polarised training essentially uses a 3 zone […]