Tag: stress

  • Revolutionizing the Ride: The Potential Impact of Self-Healing Metal on Cycling

    Revolutionizing the Ride: The Potential Impact of Self-Healing Metal on Cycling

    Imagine a bicycle that could repair its own wear and tear, a bike that could self-mend its frame if it developed a crack or fracture. This concept, though it may seem like a fanciful idea pulled straight out of a sci-fi novel, might be closer to reality than you think. Researchers from Texas A&M University…

  • 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…

  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV): what is it and how it can be used to guide training

    Heart Rate Variability (HRV): what is it and how it can be used to guide training

    Heart rate variability (HRV) is a fairly new metric that has gained popularity in recent years as a way to monitor overall health and wellbeing, in addition to measuring heart rate during exercise. HRV is simply a measure of the variation in time between each heartbeat. The fluctuation in heart rate, or variance in time…

  • FasCat Optimize Makes Wearable Data Actionable for Athletes

    FasCat Optimize Makes Wearable Data Actionable for Athletes

    Boulder, Colorado – FasCat, the leader in sports science innovation and connected coaching, is proud to unveil Optimize, a next-generation training and data analytics platform. Optimize balances an athlete’s training and recovery — both now measurable through traditional power meters and modern wearables — to deliver actionable daily insights. Unlimited, science-based training plans that scale…

  • Off Season Grip Training for Faster and Safer Cycling

    Off Season Grip Training for Faster and Safer Cycling

    I’ve noticed a trend in my last few marathon XC and gravel races, riders taking their hands off the bars in smooth sections of a descent to share out their hands and force open a stuck grip. Even with the advent of disc brakes, the effort of gripping the bars and using the brakes over…

  • A Guide to Overtraining and Recovery for Cyclists

    A Guide to Overtraining and Recovery for Cyclists

    Training hard doesn’t always correlate to better race day performance. Pair hard training with inadequate rest and recovery and you might actually lose fitness instead of gaining it. Here’s how you can spot the symptoms of overtraining and address it before before you get slower. Effects of Overtraining  Overtraining can have negative consequences for fitness,…

  • San Util Design – Bikepacking Bags Made in Winter Park, CO

    San Util Design – Bikepacking Bags Made in Winter Park, CO

    Cool bags from a company close to home! Check out their prelaunch. San Util Design is a company that designs and creates unique bags, and storage systems out of durable and expressive fabrics. I am fundraising in order to purchase 2 new machines that will raise efficiency and durability of our products. Along with upping…

  • Reddiyo Releases Dynamic Training Platform for Cyclists

    Reddiyo Releases Dynamic Training Platform for Cyclists

    Reddiyo ensures work on the bike is the right work, that your plan adjusts to your performance, and that you get results. Denver, COLORADO – April 20th, 2021– Reddiyo announces the release of the Reddiyo training platform, available as a mobile app that provides cyclists with a comprehensive, yet simplified, way of training using custom…

  • New Specialized Chisel LTD Frameset in Earth, Air, Fire, and Water Inspired Paint

    New Specialized Chisel LTD Frameset in Earth, Air, Fire, and Water Inspired Paint

    The new Specialized Chisel LTD frameset comes in four different paint jobs each inspired by the elements. Each frame comes with a collector’s book that showcases the art, words, and inspiration for the Decay series. The Chisel LTD frameset is being offered in four unique, limited-edition designs–Earth, Air, Fire, and Water–and each one comes with…

  • The Mammoth Tuff Gravel Race is Now a Virtual Challenge for 2020

    The Mammoth Tuff Gravel Race is Now a Virtual Challenge for 2020

    The inaugural Mammoth Tuff gravel race was set for September 19, 2020, but has been canceled due to COVID-19. All is not lost, though, a virtual event will now take its place, details below:  This year’s Mammoth TUFF routes were going to have some “Choose your own Adventure” segments, so we decided to make the…

  • Video: Eye of the Storm

    Video: Eye of the Storm

    ‘Eye of the Storm’ – A short mountain biking film by Tristan Deggan. I wanted to express the stress I felt when Covid came close to home. The distant threat of the spread seemed like it would never effect us, but when it did I felt so privileged to have a sport to escape the…

  • Five Stretches You Need to Stay Loose After Indoor Cycling

    With many of us stuck indoors and secluded to the pain cave for training, stretching can be an often-overlooked but beneficial part of your cycling training regimen. Indoor cycling on the trainer puts different stresses on the body than does riding outdoors. Typically on an indoor trainer you stay put and move much less than…

  • Intro to Zwift Racing: Integrating Zwift Racing into Training, How to Win and Everything Else You Need to Know

    Intro to Zwift Racing: Integrating Zwift Racing into Training, How to Win and Everything Else You Need to Know

    Races and group rides on Zwift have grown like crazy over the past year. You can jump on and find a race with 30-50 participants per classification at just about any hour. Racing on Zwift allows for year-round competition. It’s safe. And from a training standpoint, it’s hard to argue with the mental effect of taking…

  • How to Reduce Stress by Breathing Like a Navy SEAL

    How do we remain calm and productive in our work, in the gym and with our families in these stressful and uncertain times? A technique called box-breathing, used by the Navy SEALS, is a good start. I’ve found it useful for everything from calming myself after a hard Zwift workout to preparing myself for a…

  • How to Estimate your Gravel Racing Pace and Build a Plan for Race Day

    Bike racing is like a checking account. You’ve built your balance up with training, rest, nutrition and planning, on race day it’s time to spend it down. If you write a big check too early in the race, you won’t have money left to open a race winning gap. The goal is to pace yourself…