• Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

    Submitted by 303cycling on November 13th, 2018

    The fitness mantra, you must ‘use it or lose it!’ might be a bit of a cliché, but it turns out that this saying perfectly sums up one of the key principles of fitness and exercise – reversibility.  Read more

    • 3 Easy Ways to Speed Up Recovery

      Submitted by 303cycling on July 10th, 2018

      Foam rolling is a great way to speed recovery. Kneading your muscles after a hard workout can ease soreness by breaking up adhesions (tight knots of connective tissue) and enhancing bloodflow. But a foam roller is just one of many tools you can use before, after, or between workouts to boost your mobility and fast-track your recovery. Here are three other options you’ve probably never considered. Read more

      • Understanding the Limitations of TSS® and IF® During HIIT Training

        Submitted by 303cycling on March 20th, 2018

        APEX Coach Mac Cassin talks about the limitations of using TSS and IF metrics when using training load associated with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Read more

        • TRAINING IN A SEEMINGLY MORE HOSTILE AND DANGEROUS WORLD

          Submitted by 303cycling on March 15th, 2018

          Another day, another report of a local cyclist being harassed, run off the road, injured, or even killed. This has become a new normal, and while the politics behind the issue rage on, athletes are unfortunately having to adjust to the current conditions. From professional endurance athletes that are putting their safety on the line everyday, to potential new athletes that are choosing not to get into the sport because of the “safety issue,” this is too big to ignore.  Read more

          • APEX Sufferfest video

            Submitted by 303cycling on March 9th, 2018

            Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect. We just knew it would hurt.

            In this case, “it” was a fitness test called Full Frontal, so named by the witty and masochistic crew at The Sufferfest, a subscription-based web training app for cyclists who want to get faster.  Read more