Know Your Limits

In short, learn your limits, sometimes you need to push past them to stay with the group, other times you need to respect them for the best result. The most important thing is to know where they are. Read More

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Rationale for Increasing Pedaling Cadence

One of the central components of off-season training is improving your technical skills. On the bike, this includes looking at pedaling economy and potentially increasing cadence. A common mistake among new cyclists, and some more experienced riders as well, is a pedaling cadence that is too low. Read More

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Keeping Winter Training Interesting

As you can see, the winter does not have to be a time to take a step back from your training. Although it is certainly worthwhile to take a bit of a mental and physical break from training, Midwest winters are long enough that you can’t afford to take the whole winter off Read More

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Avoid Fatigue and Increase Performance

As your workouts get longer, your chances of experiencing fatigue increase. In this article, Dr. Cal Brown, Jr., MD, will tell you how you can increase your performance while decreasing your training volume!

 


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The Fuel Tank

Eating to maintain your energy levels A new calendar can be a great motivator to do things differently, including eating more nutritiously. As with all resolutions, give yourself a fair chance of keeping those resolutions by making them realistic. For example, aim to have one more serving of fruits or vegetables a day--perhaps as a mid-afternoon snack. Tomorrow when the four o’clock munchies hit, try eating an orange or a plate of raw veggies with hummus dip. This is a specific goal, doable at a scheduled time of day. For a few minutes of effort, your New Year’s resolution (at least one of them) is still intact and the benefits are many! Read More

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Grocery Shopping Strategies

A sneak peak in VQ Coach Dr. Max Testa's book, "Faster, Better, Stronger" Read More

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