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photoFinding the right bicycle saddle is often a confusing process of trial and error for cyclists. However, a little education goes a long way, and will perhaps save you some pain and discomfort as well.
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photoAs you approach your goal race it is important to train as you will race. The last thing you want is to be surprised on race day.
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photoTraining and racing with your body type mostly means a more analytical approach to both. Here are a few ways you can tip the genetic scale.
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photoHow will a power meter help my cycling training and racing? A few questions and answers will help determine if a power meter will be good for you.
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photoWhen shopping for triathlon bike aerobars, considerations range from adjustability, comfort, aerodynamics, weight, and of course, price.
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photoPoor swim technique, overtraining, unilateral breathing, overuse of training equipment all can cause swimmer's shoulder. Read how to avoid injury and strengthen your muscles.
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photoCyclists may be at risk of developing CTS due to long hours spent in one position. These eight tips can help you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome while grinding out those long hours on the bike.
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photoWhile training on a stationary bike could never fully substitute time on the road, there are many workouts you can perform to work on a piece of your cycling.
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photoLearning about the proper pedal interface, how to best acheive pedal force, good cycling form and bike fit, we can learn to achieve greater bike speed.
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photoThe impact forces and eccentric contractions associated with running stress muscles, ligaments, and tendons to a point that requires greater recovery than the other sports.
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photoBy incorporating progressive, gradual, and quantifiable training, you will not only get faster, you will reduce your risk of injury.
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photoBike upgrades to gain speed: better wheelsets, a tri-bike, road bike with aerobars, even getting rid of those love handles before getting that lighter bike.
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photoWhen first going aero, your shop should begin by putting you in the least aggressive position. This means the aerobar pads will be almost level or just below the saddle.
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photoIs there a point of diminishing returns? At some point, age catches up with us all. In general, as we age, VO2 max decreases, body fat increases, and muscular strength drops off.
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Matt Russ has coached and trained elite athletes from around the country and internationally for over ten years. He currently holds expert licenses from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and is a licensed USA Track and Field Coach. Matt is head coach and owner of The Sport Factory, and works with athletes of all levels full time. He is a free lance author and his articles are regularly featured in a variety of magazines and websites.