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FTP Cycling Tests: How to improve FTP

FTP Cycling Tests: How to measure and increase your FTP

A Functional Threshold Power (FTP) cycling test is a simple, non-invasive, way of assessing your cycling performance level. As well as measuring cycling performance, it’s widely used to determine specific cycling training zones. In this article we’re going to take a look at FTP tests, how to assess FTP and look at ways to improve …

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What’s best? Passive vs active recovery during interval training

High intensity interval training is one of the best ways to improve endurance exercise performance. Not surprisingly, we put a lot of thought into making interval training as effective as possible: focusing on the intensity, duration and volume of the intervals. Whilst, these are all important factors, it’s easy to overlook one other key part …

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Triathlon training: Bike HIIT interval workouts improve cycling and running performance in triathletes

HIIT cycling workouts are one of the most effective ways to improve cycling time trial performance. Not surprisingly cycling intervals form a key part of successful cycle training. Whilst we know a lot about structuring cycling intervals, less in known about the best approach for cycling intervals for triathletes. This is especially true, when considering …

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Coffee improves cycling time trial performance

Caffeine is known to significantly improve endurance exercise performance in a number of endurance sports including running, cycling and triathlon. Most previous research has suggested that consuming caffeine through coffee may be less effective at improving endurance performance than consuming caffeine anhydrous, this was believed to be due to compounds found within coffee called chlorogenic …

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HIIT Workouts: The importance of keeping training progressive

Anyone who trains seriously, knows that to achieve consistent improvements, training must be progressive. One of the easiest ways to do this is to work to a specific exercise intensity. For instance, if you lift weights you might focus on completing a set number of repetitions. And as this becomes easier you increase the resistance …

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