Month: November 2016

Your 2017 Season Starts Today!  With…Resting?

An athlete rests with her legs up on a chair.

That’s right.  You’re going over your season in your mind, reviewing all those spots where if you’d just been a little stronger, a little faster…if you’d had just a tiny bit more endurance it would have made all the difference.

Posted in Life Balance, Performance Tips, Recovery, Season Planning

2016 Holiday Eating Survival Guide for Athletes

When fitness goals are only one of your many priorities, social eating around the holidays can be a challenge to your ideal training and athletic body weight. Having well-defined, motivating goals can help avoid excess and junk food, but even with

Posted in Nutrition, Weight Optimization

How to Recognize Burnout in Your Sport and Regain the Passion

A lone candle is burning with the passion for riding

Relighting the Flame After Burnout in Cycling In June of 2016 I went on a road ride by myself and noticed a pleasant change: for the first time in a long time I enjoyed riding my bike. It wasn’t until

Posted in Health, Life Balance

Strength Exercise Instruction: Partial Squat

An athlete demonstrates the lower position of the partial squat.

The partial squat that Wenzel Coaching includes in its lifting routine is intended to strengthen muscles and ligaments and improve flexibility in the lower body —particularly the hamstring, quadriceps and gluteus maximus muscles. Cyclists tend to have underdeveloped hamstrings and overdeveloped

Posted in Strength