Posts in BIKE RDY
Off-Season Bike Training: What It Should Look Like and Why It’s So Important

In any form of training, there are many reasons using a periodized approach to the year in focus is essential for developing a well-rounded athlete. Using an Annual Training Plan provides a means to periodize and structure purposeful, and quality approaches to every “block” of the year. Whether you are a runner, cyclist, skier, or a jack-of-all trades in mountain sports, periodization allows each phase of the year to have a focus for improvement in a specific area, but not all areas of improvement need to be sport-specific

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Threshold Power: One Method to Determine Training Zones

It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about the upcoming season, planning events and epic rides throughout the summer. There is no shortage of amazing events available on the MTB, gravel bike or road bike. Whether you’re racing downhill, chasing endures or finding the latest amazing gravel event you will benefit from consistent training. 

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Structure In Your Training Improves Capacity

Structured training is all about repetition and specificity. In executing a training plan, we're throwing specific and repetitive workload at the body in order to convince it to make physiological adaptations. In basic terms, the desired adaptations are increasing the body's ability to do work for longer and at higher intensity for reduced physiological cost

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Pick Your Terrain Wisely for Training

How many times do you throw your leg over the bike and think where should I ride? Happens to me all of the time. I have a couple of go-to routes I take rolling away from P7HQ. One is a flat to rolling ride with minimal forced stops (traffic lights/stop signs). The other is up one of the local canyons that has options for some steep sections as well as extended moderate grades. I've used these routes for years because I know how to execute a variety of workouts due to the terrain and distance.

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Sprint!

Integrating sprint work into your training regimen is a great thing to do throughout the year. You will benefit in race situations whether on the MTB or road/cyclocross bikes. Focused sprint efforts give you a variety of benefits from accelerating quicker with faster recovery, building overall muscular strength as well as making improved neuromuscular connections.

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Hit the Dirt with the Right MTB for You!

Starting the conversation on which mountain bike is right for you can lead to serious indecision and confusion. XC, Enduro, Downhill, 29er, 27.5, Plus wheel sizing, Boost, carbon, aluminum arggghhhh! Not only are you dealing with the variety of brands, models and wheel sizes in each sub-discipline of off road cycling, you’ve got to figure out how much money to spend!

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Bike Fit Optimization + Performance Considerations

We've all experienced numb toes, locked up shoulders, pins and needles in the hands, and worst of all that terrible issue of soft tissue numbness related to saddle pressure. Now think about how that impacted your performance in that situation. I'm not only talking about event performance. I'm talking about being able to complete any ride with quality.

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