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Optimism & Performance

Remember the last athletic event that you watched on TV. Specifically, cast your mind back to the interviews after the event, with the winners and losers. How did the losers explain their performance? Could the words they used have an […]

‘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 […]

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 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 […]

Girona Pre-season Training Camp

Join me on a pre-season performance training camp, professionally guided and supported by GPM10, in the heart of Catalonia. Girona is fast becoming the established hub of the professional cycling community, and not without good reason. The area offers a […]

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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 […]

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 […]