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1311, 2017

How to be your own Directeur Sportif…

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: Tactics|Tags: , , , |

Because you’ve done all the hard work, months of training and planning, why the heck would you throw it away at the last hurdle!

In this article I’m going to show you how you can be your own Directeur Sportif!

Why not start by watching my 20-minute Tactics Webinar:

 

How to Warm-Up…

Before we get to the day before your […]

311, 2017

How to be your own Sports Psychologist…

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mentality|Tags: , , , |

If you’ve read some of the other chapters you’ll know that in my coaching philosophy, training is only accountable for around 15% of the gains you will see in cycling. Nutrition accounting for around 35%, with mentality making up the other 50%. Even if I’m out fractionally you can see that all your hard work […]

510, 2017

How to be your own Coach…

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |

Because, why wouldn’t I help you make people like me redundant…!

In this article I’m going to coach you through how to make the most of self-training and turn you into your own Coach!

Why not start by checking out my webinar on Training:

 

How to Setup your Training Plan…

Because you have to start at the beginning! Preparation […]

2509, 2017

How to be your own Nutritionist…

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

In my coaching philosophy, training is only accountable for around 15% of the gains you will see in cycling. Mentality, another subject entirely, accounts for around 50%, with nutrition making up the other 35%. Even if I’m out fractionally you can see that all your hard work training is worth far less than the time […]

3101, 2018

How to Get the Most from Training Camps…

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Training|Tags: , , |

Training camps can be valuable in the search for an extra boost in fitness. However, they’re not always factored into training as efficiently as they should be. Let me explain with some reasoning from the perspective of two different cyclists.

 

Firstly, you have the time constricted cyclist, who has a full-time job, with a family to […]

3101, 2018

Terminology; Cycling Performance

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Training|Tags: , , |

Terminology; Cycling Performance

 

With my many years as a professional coach I’ve seen quite a few different terms meaning the same thing. Typically, the big differences come between English and American’s, why can’t we just speak the same language…? Anyway, this gives me an excellent opportunity to dive in and translate the situation. Here are […]

1001, 2018

Bike Technology Setup Guide – By Aron Landy

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Cycling News, Tactics|Tags: , , , |

We have all been there, faced with having to get data from multiple sensors, via multiple cycling computers and onto multiple monitoring platforms. Thankfully, client Aron Landy, has produced this excellent guide to help you out!

 

Pre-Coached starting point

I have a Garmin Edge 1000 and a Tacx Neo trainer; when riding on the trainer I use Zwift. I […]

2112, 2017

Route 66

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Cycling News|Tags: , , |

Route 66, The Beginning:

In August 2009, after a lifetime of issues with my mental health, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. This kick-started me on a journey back to health, which focused on the sport I loved as a child, cycling. Seven years would pass. I tried the medicated route, which worked for a […]

2112, 2017

Nutrition; fact or myth…

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Cycling News, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve picked my top ten most misunderstood cycling nutrition “facts” below and give you the low-down on what the truth actually is!

The theory of nutrition can be a bit daunting and when you combine this with an array of pseudo-science laid across the internet, it becomes a bit of a minefield.

So, let’s get started!

 

There is […]

2911, 2017

Ultimate Sportive Guide…

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Cycling News|Tags: , , , , , |

Whether you’re training for your first Sportive, a Century ride, a Gran Fondo, or anything else. Whether it is for your own self-belief, for charity or because you enjoy it. This guide will give you all the basics you need to go out and design a plan to make the day a success.

 

Getting started – […]

1011, 2017

Four Small Changes Equaling Big Results…

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Cycling News, Nutrition, Tactics, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I was asked by Cycling Plus magazine to provide four tips for ‘Small Changes equaling Big Results’ a topic which I throughly enjoyed contributing towards! But, in case you’re not a regular reader of the magazine I’ve added them below.

 

Ride Technique:

Video yourself! An odd one perhaps and it might (probably will!) require a friend to […]