• The Impact of NSAIDs on Cycling Training: Muscle Growth, Endurance Adaptations, and Healing

    The Impact of NSAIDs on Cycling Training: Muscle Growth, Endurance Adaptations, and Healing

    Learn about the potential impact of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen on the training adaptations sought by cyclists. Find out how the use of NSAIDs might affect muscle growth, endurance adaptations, inflammation, and long-term health. Discover recommendations for cyclists on managing pain and considering alternative strategies.


  • Off-Season Running for Cyclists: The Benefits, Training Tips, and Pros and Cons

    Off-Season Running for Cyclists: The Benefits, Training Tips, and Pros and Cons

    Discover the benefits of off-season running for cyclists. Improve cardiovascular fitness, prevent injuries, and enhance performance with this cross-training strategy.


  • The Comprehensive Guide to Altitude Training for Cyclists: Elevate Your Performance

    The Comprehensive Guide to Altitude Training for Cyclists: Elevate Your Performance

    Altitude training has been a cornerstone in the training programs of elite athletes for decades. Initially popularized in the 1960s and ’70s, it has evolved into a scientifically-backed method for enhancing athletic performance. This guide aims to provide cyclists with a comprehensive understanding of altitude training, its benefits, and how to maximize its impact on…


  • Boosting Your Gravel Cycling Performance: The Benefits and Risks of Sodium Bicarb Supplementation

    Boosting Your Gravel Cycling Performance: The Benefits and Risks of Sodium Bicarb Supplementation

    Gravel cycling, like any endurance sport, requires a significant amount of physical exertion and can push the body to its limits. Athletes are constantly looking for ways to enhance their performance and gain a competitive edge. One method that has gained attention in recent years is the use of bicarbonate soda to improve cycling performance.…


  • Do Evening Cycling Workouts Do More Harm than Good?

    Do Evening Cycling Workouts Do More Harm than Good?

    For many cyclists, finding time to train during the day can be a struggle due to work, family, and other commitments. However, it is unclear how hard exercise in the evening affects our sleep quality and recovery. The body’s sleep and wake cycle follows a roughly 24-hour cycle called circadian rhythm, which is primarily influenced…


  • Fast Talk Laboratories Launches Podcast Series for Women in Endurance Sports

    Fast Talk Laboratories Launches Podcast Series for Women in Endurance Sports

    Fast Talk Femmes Podcast Series Features Top Female Experts, Coaches, and Researchers January 26, 2023 – Boulder, Colorado, USA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Fast Talk Laboratories, the fast-growing endurance training and coaching education platform, has launched a new podcast series on its popular Fast Talk podcast feed. Fast Talk Femmes is co-hosted by Julie Young and…


  • Energy Balance and Your Body Weight

    Energy balance and the effect on your body weight is the most important topic to understand whether your goal is to maintain, gain or lose body weight. Weight loss and weight gain are, in my opinion, are extremely simple topics that have been befuddled with pseudoscience, misinformation, and other bullcrap. I’ve heard it all: I’m…


  • The Cycling Myth That Won’t Die: Pedaling Circles

    The Cycling Myth That Won’t Die: Pedaling Circles

    Here’s a cycling myth that just won’t die; if you want to be a great cyclist you need to perfect your spinning technique and pedal perfect circles. It seems every year we get bombarded with articles explaining the benefits of pedaling in circles. They all say the essentially the same thing, if you want top…


  • Potato Purée Can Replace Conventional Carbohydrate Gels Without Performance Loss

    Potato Purée Can Replace Conventional Carbohydrate Gels Without Performance Loss

    Welcome to 2019, where sugar is evil, ketons are in and people are trying to replace energy gels with potatoes. Yep, potatoes. A new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  (Salvador 2019) shows that a homecooked potato puree has the same ergogenic effects in non-pro cyclists as store bought gels. From the press…


  • Rapha Debuts Pro Team & Classic Saddles

    Rapha has built its name on premium, high-quality clothing. The companies’ bib shorts are no exception, but Rapha felt that saddle variety was limiting its ability to optimize shorts for rider comfort. So, Rapha designed its own saddles designed to pair with its Pro Team and Classic bibs. For two products that spend so much…


  • Up Mountain Switchel

    Though switchel’s  origins are a bit murky the variety brewed by  Up Mountain Switchel  comes from 18th-century Vermont. It’s an American heritage beverage made of apple cider vinegar, ginger and sweetener — in this case maple sugar (fitting for Vermont). The beverage has long been drunk by farmers during haying season to help them stay…


  • Regular Ibuprofen Use May Increase Risk of Fertility Issues in Men

    Here’s some interesting news for those of you who take ibuprofen regularly. A small cohort of 31 healthy young men who took 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day for six weeks developed “compensated hypogonadism” (their testicle shrunk). Ibuprofen was found to have interfered with their testosterone production and their gonads were overworked in the process…


  • Do Pre-Workout Supplements Work?

    Pre-workout supplements make big promises; mental focus, increased strength, more stamina, quicker gains, and a huge pump to name a few. With those promises come high price tags. In actuality, these supplements are really just powerful stimulants. Pre-workout supplements are very popular. Just about every company in the supplement market sells one. Optimum Nutrition, Cullucor,…


  • Whey Protein vs. Casein Protein: Timing is Key

    Once you wade through the multitude of information out there about optimal protein intake the next stumbling block is what type of protein you should be using. For the most part, widely available protein supplements contain whey protein, but there are other proteins out there, specifically casein. So what are the differences and benefits with…


  • Are Pain Killers Killing Your Gains? The Truth About NSAIDs and Body Building

    Are Pain Killers Killing Your Gains? The Truth About NSAIDs and Body Building

    Heavy weightlifting, like most any sport, can cause pain and soreness. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are what most people turn to first and for many these drugs are part of a daily routine. When it comes to NSAIDs and bodybuilding/weight lifting the debate over whether they hurt muscle and…