Effective Training

Everyone is looking for performance hacks. If you want to be the best version of you, there is only one hack: Consistency over a long period.IntroductionI’ve just returned from a weekend at the Special Olympics Great Britain National Cycling Championships. My reason for attending was to support one of my clients, who has been working

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Optimum Nutrition

Should you use food supplements? How important are food supplements? Can you be healthy and perform at your maximum without them.IntroductionI was on my way to Manchester the other day. Considering I live in North Devon, it’s a long drive and that’s a good thing because I get to do a lot of thinking. Not

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Effective Training

A lot of the information about planning your training is designed to make it feel like it’s a complex process that demands a high level of knowledge.IntroductionA couple of weekends ago I was tutoring on a coaching course (again). The very last module of the day was an introduction to “components of fitness”.  Once more

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Athlete Health

Despite all the positive effects, there are a number of negative effects of endurance exercise. Our unconscious bias can obscure these, but they’re real all the same.IntroductionI don’t spend all my time in the endurance community. It’s one of things that I believe makes me a better endurance coach. It’s not uncommon for me to

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Effective Training

Time management is a crucial skill for amateur and age-group athletes. Your ability to manage your time dictates how you fit in training, life and work.Introduction“At some point I’ll do that, but I never have enough time.” We’ve all heard that old line about everyone having 168 hours in a week. Nobody has any more time

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Effective Training

Continually beating yourself up in your training is a surefire way to go backwards, not forwards, in training. Instead, try a “No Threat” training approach.IntroductionI was teaching on a coaching course the other day and as usually happens, one of the learners wanted to talk about more than simply cycling technique. Over lunch we got

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