Think of a time you have been for a ride in heat, maybe this was a trip abroad or a sudden change in temperature at home, maybe this was even your target event. Did you perform as well at that temperature as you had been while training? Were there any issues with hydrating or keeping […]
Most of us simply wouldn’t be human if we didn’t experience a lack of focus on our goals from time to time. As we emerge from the off-season into race season, goals were likely set months ago for the year ahead. Because of this, if you’re steadily ticking along through your plan, now is the […]
While great leaders of the world (and some, not so great!) have worn their lack of a need to sleep like a badge of honor, the truth is – we all need adequate, regular sleep to be our best selves. And if you’re looking to excel on the bike, you should be approaching sleep as […]
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 […]
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 my main offenders, […]
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.
Video yourself! An odd one perhaps and it might (probably will!) require a friend to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Training is hard. Not just on your body but on your mind too. Here’s my top 5 tips, which might help you protect your mind while training:
Recognizing that fatigue will affect your mind as much as your body. If you are going to push your body hard your mind will need to be strong. […]
Have you, or do you know of anyone who has suffered with mental health problems? I’m willing to bet yes. Here’s my top 10 tips to better mental health, from a professional coach and sufferer of Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Understanding that you are human and not ‘bullet-proof’, we all face challenges and this might include […]