Using Heart Rate to measure training adaptation and fatigue

Over the last few weeks I have been using the MIO Alpha heart rate sports watch (no body strap needed) to monitor my training progress and prevent burnout. Now like many athletes you… Continue reading

Final of #BeroccaChallenge today; Meet 3x TdF Green Jersey winner

So I must admit I have been a bit distracted by this beast of a competition which runs alongside the OCBC Cycle Singapore 2014 festival (it has 11,000 cyclists, its huge – grab your bike… Continue reading

The Power Post – What it takes to be a fast cyclist

“It’s about as much time in the saddle as possible. The more you ride the better you get. It’s as simple as that. Once you get that big engine you go more into… Continue reading

Preview: 10 Innovations that will change elite cycling performance in Rio 2016 (ebook coming soon)

[This is a preview for our upcoming ebook on innovation in elite cycling performance. If you want to get the full document on its release, please sign up to our monthly newsletter] In the mold… Continue reading

The challenge of monitoring ‘Altitude natives’ in professional cycling

“Sergio was raised in the mountains, goes back in winter and lives and trains at different levels. We’ve looked as far as we can at the effects of this, but our own understanding… Continue reading

Sex and training – Do cyclists have to sacrifice more than Saturday morning lie-ins?

Athletes and coaches the world over have long subscribed to the belief that it’s best to abstain from sex before athletic competitions.Boxing legend Muhammad Ali allegedly abstained from sex a month and a… Continue reading

How to Train For An Ironman Triathlon [2/2]

Following Part 1 of How to Train for An Ironman Triathlon, which gave a basic 6 month training plan, key take-home points for in sync weight training & nutrition plus specific training to ‘break the… Continue reading

Top 10 Cycle Climbs in Asia Pacific

From the monkey-patrolled gradients of Malaysia’s Genting Highland to the gruelling 23% climb of Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthaneon, today we run through Asia’s most punishing & rewarding climbs. Get ready to grind… Continue reading

How To Train For An Ironman Triathlon [1/2]

So you have finally committed and signed up to the Ironman Triathlon – good job, you won’t regret it. But you still don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you even struggled through… Continue reading

What’s the most stupid, grueling endurance challenge you have taken on?

Just planning a 2nd round at the half marathon in a suit of armour, perhaps this time not post A&E visit, with no ankle armor and some food & drink to keep me… Continue reading