Training

How to Get the Most from Training Camps…

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 […]

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

Terminology; Cycling Performance

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 […]

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

Four Small Changes Equaling Big Results…

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 […]

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

How to be your own Sports Psychologist…

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 […]

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

How to be your own Coach…

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 […]

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

Top 5 Tips to Maintaining Good Mental Health While Training…

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. […]

By |September 30th, 2017|Categories: Mentality|Tags: , , |

Top 10 Tips to Better Mental Health…

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

Understanding that you are human and not ‘bullet-proof’, we all face challenges and this might include […]

By |September 30th, 2017|Categories: Mentality|Tags: , , |

Pav’s Story…

Background:

Ever since I was a child I had issues with my behavior and mood. As I entered into my teens this started presenting itself as intense anxiety, with regular panic attacks and outbursts of violent behavior. I had no idea that what I was feeling wasn’t normal.

To escape this negative pattern, I started experimenting with […]

By |September 30th, 2017|Categories: Mentality|Tags: , |

Ultimate Busy Persons Guide to Nutrition

The Ultimate Busy-Persons Guide to Nutrition

You get up early, too early to make a nutritious breakfast, perhaps too early to even make any breakfast at home so you get something on the way or even skip the meal entirely. Sound like you? You work far enough from home to not make the commute back from […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: Cycling News, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

How to Train Your Brain…

 

Traditional coaching has sometimes missed or glossed over how to train your brain. It’s been something that has been used successfully in professional sports for many years and I feel it might be the next big change in the way amateur coaches treat clients. No more blanket “tough love” approach to talking to people, some […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: Cycling News, Mentality|Tags: , , , , , |