By Martin Sigrist Previously I’ve talked about using "stacking" to transform a workout from being just about improving physiology to instead not only get you fitter but prepare for all aspects of whatever challenge is being trained for. Stacking isn’t just for cycling. It’s a powerful concept that can be used in all aspects of life. My wife told me of a great example … [Read more...] about Stacking Works Elsewhere – How Teaching Children Poetry Might Help Set A New PB
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By Kevin Kolodziejski 18-Wheeler Intervals, Anyone? Back in the day, I prided myself on being able to do some really intense training rides. And then, like the guy in “Pinball Wizard,” I went against a Tommy and handed my crown to him. Mike Miller’s a good friend and a guy I raced against for years who peaked a little late or he would’ve become a domestic road … [Read more...] about The Snowflake Theory Can Work Wonders for Your Cycling — and Psyche
By Coach John Hughes Happy Thanksgiving! We don’t have enough snow in the mountains of Colorado to ski yet so my wife and I are head in Santa Fe and Taos for some New Mexican sunshine and culture … and perhaps burritos, chile rellanos, chips and salsa instead of turkey. Here are nine columns I wrote when my biological age was 67. Although the calendar says I’m 72 … [Read more...] about Fit for Life
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Exercise helps to prevent disease and prolong life. The Copenhagen City Heart Study found that those who exercised 2.6 to 4.5 hours per week were 40 percent less likely to die over the next 25 years than the less active people (Mayo Clinic Proceedings, August 17, 2021). Participants were 8697 healthy adults who recorded their time in leisure-time sports … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Exercise?
By Martin Sigrist Takeaway: Stacking is the first new universal approach towards bike training since power based training and endurance training since the advent of HR monitors. Its principles apply also to other sports. This article presents an example of a stacking template, a practical example of how to apply it in practice to cycling. Stacking is a structured way to … [Read more...] about Stacking Template: A Paradigm Shift in Training Approach