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The 4 Most Effective Weight Training Splits for Cyclists

A training split is simply the organisation of your training sessions across the week. This article list 4 of the best to aid your cycling performances.

How to Find a Good Strength Coach for Serious Cyclists

If you really want to improve as a cyclist you need a strength coach in your corner. This article shows you what to avoid and what to look out for.

Use the Superset Method to Save Time and Boost Performance

Supersets are two exercises done back-to-back without rest. They can be used effectively to save time and still achieve your training goals. Here’s how:

Fail Better to be More Successful! My 4-Step Guide

Embrace the possibility of failing as a method of learning from your mistakes and improving yourself. This 3-step guide shows you how…

How to Download the Train Heroic App

Before you can get going and start logging any sessions, the first thing you need to do is download TrainHeroic the app store relevant to your device’s operating system.

Fundamentals Over Fluff - Focus on the Basics to Improve Your Cycling Performances

Good strength programs are based around the fundamentals, basic human movements that protect against injury and boost your cycling performances.

Some Quick Guides to Getting the Most from the TrainHeroic App

A collection of short video guides letting you know how to use TrainHeroic in the most effective way, so you get the most out of your training.

How to use Total Rep Training to Spice Things Up

Total rep training is a flexible approach to strength training that allows athletes to auto-regulate the difficulty of sessions and better manage their workload.

Remote Training What Is the TrainHeroic App

TrainHeroic is a mobile app that lets athletes log their strength & conditioning sessions. This article tells you all you need to know.

Remote Training My 3 Programming Methods for Amazing Client Results

As I increase remote training with my cycling clients, I’ve learned 3 things that transform my programs, increase accountability and ultimately lead to amazing results.

The Best Way to Warm Up if you Want to Send Your Performances into Overdrive

Learn the best way to perform the vital warm up in order to enhance your performance and reduce the chance of injury.

Remote Coaching. 9 Valuable Reasons Why Cyclists Need To Embrace It

This article highlights 9 ways cyclists can benefit from remote coaching for their off-the-bike strength & conditioning.

How to Combine Strength Training into a Cycling Programme

In this article I discuss the best ways of integrating a strength training plan with an intense cycling program for endurance riders.

Optimising Strength Training for Cycling Performance

Strength training for cycling performance can be an alien concept for many riders, even if you appreciate how important it is.

3 Reasons Online Coaching is Here to Stay After Lockdown

Many people have embraced online coaching through the COVID lockdown and I think it’s changed the way many people train for good.

6 Top Tips to Achieve Your Training Goals During the Lockdown

Learn six simple, but effective tips that will help you achieve your training goals through a prolonged lockdown.

Lifting Lies Part 2 - Strength Training Misconceptions Resolved

This is the second of a two-part series in which I will debunk many strength training misconceptions when training for endurance sports like cycling or triathlon.

Training Blocks: Volume

Training volume is an important factor to consider when completing any kind of strength training program. Put simply, it’s the amount of work done!

Lifting Lies Part 1 – Strength Training Myths, Resolved

This is the first of a two-part series in which I will debunk many strength training myths when training for endurance sports like cycling or triathlon.

3 Reasons Why Cyclists Need to Hit the Gym

This article describes the top reasons why cyclists need to hit the gym to improve their power and stay fast fit and strong on and off the bike.

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