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
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
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
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
From New Atlas
If you’re a mountain biker, chances are you want to retain your core strength, coordination and sense of balance throughout the off-season and between rides. Well, that’s why Colorado-based cycling coach Lee McCormack created the RipRow. It’s kind of like a pedal-less exercise bike crossed with a rowing machine, and the thing rocks … literally. Read more