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  • Why the Off-Season Matters

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Recovery | on October 30, 2017

    Your season has come to a close. Should you take a break from the bike? For a lot of cyclists and racers, it’s not easy to hang up the bike after a long season of building strength and fitness. The fear of de-training is programmed into our athlete brains. But the truth is, taking rest […]

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  • What should I eat during a race? When it comes to race day, this question comes up every time, or at least it should. Before you spend thousands of dollars on equipment upgrades, consider what would have more impact on your race-day performance, better nutrition or a lighter wheelset? Taking in the right amount of […]

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  • Race Day Routine

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on February 17, 2017

    Imagine it’s race day. You’ve put in hours of hard training and dedication to get to this point. So how will you make the most of it and perform your best? We suggest creating a Race Day Routine (see our example below!). Having a personalized pre-race routine can be a huge help when it comes […]

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  • Do you have proper squat form? AchievePTC Coach Sofia Marin demonstrates the “Chair of Death” drill to help improve and hone your squat form in the gym.  Master the Chair of Death and you’ll be crushing squats in no time. This drill will promote proper body mechanics during your squat, including hinging at the hips and engaging your glutes […]

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  • Why You Need A Coach

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Optimal Performance | on November 11, 2016

    Do you ever wonder if you’re doing it right? Does your fitness feel like a luck of the draw, an enigmatic triumph you can’t seem to pin down? Do you lose motivation as the season progresses? Do you feel unable to balance all of life’s priorities? Do you need a reminder that you have what […]

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  • What are you doing to prepare for 2017? If you want to make big gains during the off season and maintain motivation throughout the year, you should consider incorporating resistance training into your cycling plan. At Achieve Training & Coaching, our athletes will typically spend 8 weeks of the off-season in the gym, focusing on building […]

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  • When you think of receiving cycle coaching, what comes to mind? What do you expect from your coach and what kind of relationship do you envision? Cycle Coaching isn’t like Other Sports Cycle coaching is unique from other sports in that your coach isn’t with you on the sidelines during every training ride. Instead, most […]

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  • Pre-Race Homework

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on August 4, 2016

    One of the Most Important Practices the Best Bike Racers Do that you need to Adopt a.s.a.p. Long before you toe the start line of a race, there’s one thing you can do to seriously increase your odds of success. I like to call it, Pre-Race Homework. The best bike racers in the world are […]

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  • Welcome to our new ProTip series where we ask elite and professional cyclists for their very best cycling tips and advice. Today we’ve asked 2014 U23 U.S. Criterium National Champion and fierce sprinter James LaBerge for his Top 5 tips to winning a sprint. The former Achieve athlete and pro cyclist has several wise insights […]

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  • It’s getting hot out there! Are you prepared? Dealing with the heat requires a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. For hot weather training and racing, it’s essential that you anticipate the effects of the hot environment and prepare a specific hydration and body cooling strategy. Sweat evaporation is the most important cooling mechanism your […]

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