fitness

30-day training plan for your best Gran Fondo ever

30-day training plan for your best Gran Fondo ever

Want to get gran-fondo-ready in just four weeks? Here's how to prepare for your big ride. 18 Aug 2017
Recovery tools you need when travelling

Recovery tools you need when travelling

Got a trip coming up? Recover right... without overstuffing your carry-on with gear 18 Aug 2017
How to make your first long charity ride awesome

How to make your first long charity ride awesome

Here's how to build up confidence and mileage - and what to expect from your biggest ride ever. 16 Aug 2017
What to do when your cycling goal event goes bad

What to do when your cycling goal event goes bad

You've trained, prepared, maybe even travelled a long distance for that one big event and it was a bust... now what? 14 Aug 2017
10 things I learned from racing an Ironman

10 things I learned from racing an Ironman

You can't swim, run, and bike a combined total of 226km without learning a few lessons the hard way 10 Aug 2017
​Why cycling may be the best way to handle Parkinson’s

​Why cycling may be the best way to handle Parkinson’s

​Biking brings hope - and relief - even when modern medicine can’t 4 Aug 2017
Pump up your strength and conditioning training

Pump up your strength and conditioning training

This is a great time of year to start some off-bike strength and conditioning training. 4 Aug 2017
How to avoid being dropped after time off the bike

How to avoid being dropped after time off the bike

Getting back to full speed after a spell away from your bike can be tricky. Here's how to fake it until you make it 29 Jul 2017
Are big veins a sign of fitness?

Are big veins a sign of fitness?

This unbelievable photo of a Tour de France rider's prominent veins will have you wondering if you should be creating your own vascular network 24 Jul 2017
Are Tour de France Riders Healthy?

Are Tour de France Riders Healthy?

​​Training and racing the Tour definitely takes a toll, but it also seems to (mostly) pay off in the long run 8 Jul 2017
The 10 minute fat-frying workout

The 10 minute fat-frying workout

​Kick start your metabolism and melt fat in just ten minutes 2 Jul 2017
The worst heart-rate monitor mistakes you’re making

The worst heart-rate monitor mistakes you’re making

Using and interpreting data logged by heart-rate monitors can help us become healthier, stronger cyclists - but only if we know what we’re doing 30 Jun 2017
How to build age-proof cycling muscles

How to build age-proof cycling muscles

​This new weight routine can make you stronger and faster on the bike - and keep your muscles from deteriorating when you get older 29 Jun 2017
9 simple life adjustments to beat burnout

9 simple life adjustments to beat burnout

You'll reduce your stress levels and become more productive 28 Jun 2017
I stopped weighing myself... and this is what happened

I stopped weighing myself... and this is what happened

When a cyclist ditches the scale for a month, it's more than her weight that changes 23 Jun 2017
How high-intensity workouts keep you young

How high-intensity workouts keep you young

And short-term, you can see performance gains in as little as 30 seconds 21 Jun 2017
How to maintain weight-loss riding your bike

How to maintain weight-loss riding your bike

Okay, you've hit your initial weight-loss goals; here's how to keep going the distance 20 Jun 2017
5 great cross-training sports for cyclists

5 great cross-training sports for cyclists

Looking for a way to round out your fitness? These five sports will help you do so and more. 19 Jun 2017
The best strength exercise for cyclists

The best strength exercise for cyclists

This modified deadlift - from the creator of the Maximum Overload program - will make you crazy strong and put less stress on your back than the traditional version 16 Jun 2017
Preparing for marathon season

Preparing for marathon season

As the National XCO Season draws to a close, many readers will be turning their attention to the marathon season ahead. With races such as Dwellingup 100, Kowalski Classic and the Flight Centre Epic, there are certainly many fantastic marathon events to choose from over the coming months. There are several ways you can approach training and preparation leading into marathon season. In this article I have outlined how you can utilise principles of reverse periodisation in your training program with particular focus on increasing your threshold power. 16 Jun 2017
The ideal weight training plan for cyclists

The ideal weight training plan for cyclists

Some more tips and tricks to get the most out of a weight-lifting routine 13 Jun 2017