Category: Recovery

by John O’Brien Years of yoga have convinced me of benefits of this 5000 year old practice.  The word yoga derives from the Sanskrit root “yuj” meaning “‘to yoke,” referencing the body-mind union.  The exercise associated with Hatha branch of …

The Benefit of Yoga for Cyclists Read More »

By Nitish Nag The ice-bath recovery technique has been in the culture of performance sports for many years. Few up-and-coming racers use this technique, and many professional athletes that use this technique do not know the scientific efficacy of the …

Enhancing Recovery with Cryotherapy Read More »

By Anne Linton MD As an athlete you are always looking for ways to improve your performance and recovery so you can train harder and get faster. You have access to great coaching with training plans, nutrition secrets, and strength …

Sleep: The ultimate recovery tool and performance enhancer Read More »

Picture this: It’s summer and races are frequent and fast. You’ve been training consistently since the fall and have been racing strong for the last several months. You have been feeling particularly strong and have had several good races in …

Enough Already! How to make a mid-season break work for you Read More »

For most of us who hold down jobs and family commitments, stretching gets placed on the “to do” list that never seems to get done! Oftentimes it’s easy to put off stretching because the gains are relatively small, and long …

Flexibility is Key to Performance Read More »

(Originally published in Velonews Magazine in 2007) by Head Coach Kendra Wenzel Two racers follow a nearly identical, demanding training pattern. They have similar goals, racing schedules, talents and strengths, plus a common team. One is a full-time athlete; the …

Working Overtime – Minimizing stress is key to balancing racing and a full time job Read More »

by Liz Varner I used to think that I was blessed with a superhuman immune system. I managed to avoid illnesses year after year. I could train high volume, race week after week and still remain healthy. My teammates and …

When You’re Sick Read More »

Physiology is the science of how the body works: How muscles contract; how the heart, lungs and blood vessels deliver oxygen and fuel to the body; how the energy in food is converted into muscle power; how training affects muscles …

Physiology of Performance and Periodization Read More »

Athletes often get sidelined in the early season, whether from overtraining, an overuse injury or a crash. Most miss a week or two, then get back in the game after a week of rebuilding. The unlucky ones — or the …

Restarting from zero – When coming back from injury, take it slow Read More »