Words: Dana Williams
Always on the lookout for the new and innovative, I like to spend time perusing the interwebs for articles related to training, nutrition, coaching. Or anything cool related to cycling.
Below are just a few of things that I have been reading and listening to this week. Enjoy.
As most of you know, I am a huge proponent of strength training during the off-season. In this article from December of last year, team physiotherapists Jens Tummeleer and Steven Vrancken discuss the Etixx-Quick Step strength program. Want to train like Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish? It’s all right here.
Achieve Athletes use Training Peaks, which publishes a blog filled with helpful tips on all aspects of performance and sport. In this article, “5 Key Attributes of Winning Athletes”, Peaks Coach Group Co-Founder, Hunter Allen, offers his insight into what makes a “winning athlete.” Essential reading.
What does a coach do, exactly? It is possible that I am being a little biased here, but I think this is a good article for anyone looking to get a coach.
Damian Ruse is an Australlian-based cycling coach who has been doing his weekly “Semi-Pro Cycling” podcast since 2012. Some great stuff- from the wonky, tech stuff to race day tactics and nutrition.
Hosted by cycling journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birne and the Daniel Friebe this is one of the best cycling podcasts out there. Can’t get enough from watching Eurosport and reading Velonews? Check this guys out. Essential.