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Working With Trek Factory Racing

What were you doing the week before Christmas? Cyclefit had the privilege of pressure mapping the ischial tuberosities of some of the world’s greatest riders, amongst other activities… Popular opinion once suggested that professional cyclists were set in their ways […]

History & Benefits Of Electro Muscle Stimulation For Cycling

In 2004, when I was racing in France, my then house-mate returned from racing in Italy bearing a gift; a Compex Electro-Muscle Stimulator which he’d been using for recovery during stage races. We all felt compelled to attach ourselves to […]

4 Facts About Counting Calories & Cycling Nutrition

es, that is me in the photo, holding 1000 kilojoules worth of delicious pain au chocolat. But what does this mean in relation to the watts we produce on the road and the food we fuel ourselves with? In the […]

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How To Use A Power-Meter To Plan Cycling Nutrition

It’s become more common for professional cyclists to share power meter files from races and training, providing a new insight into the physical demands of the world’s top races. Over his long career, the exploits of Jens Voigt have reached […]

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Training Tips For Time Poor Cyclists: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I suggested that integrating Sprint Interval Training into your training programme, based on the results of a study by a team including Dr. Martin Gibala, could be a good idea. Perhaps more compelling for […]

Training Tips For Time Poor Cyclists: Part 1

Trying to squeeze cycling into a packed schedule leaves many of us feeling ‘time-poor’. It’s a great source of frustration for many road cyclists as we attempt to make time for the long, relatively low-intensity rides that we believe are […]

Behind The Scenes Of An Alpine Performance Testing Camp

I recently spent a couple of days in the Alps for a weekend of structured riding. Working with High Performance coach Garth Fox, we carried out a series of field-based performance tests to generate data, which we subsequently used in a […]

Complete Guide To Calculating Your Cycling Power Zones

Before using the CyclingPowerLab supplied power zone calculator, you’ll first need to determine your FTP (Functional Threshold Power). There are multiple methods to determine FTP, both direct and derived. For the direct method, ideally, the rider would complete a maximal […]

How To Use Your Power-Meter Like A Pro-Cyclist

In 2013, a lot of ‘Chris Froome Looking At Stems’ photos ‘did the rounds’. So many, in fact, that there is now a website dedicated to the subject with many wondering whether he was actually looking at his power-meter display, […]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Power Meter

Lining up to one of the first races of the season I was fresh, enthusiastic and ready to put my winter training to the test. Just before we entered a technical section through a small town, about 30km into the […]