Cycling training: how reducing your drag will improve your...

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Cyclists need to understand aerodynamic drag in order to beat it. Cycling coach Joe Beer gives the low-down on cycling aerodynamics and presents some of his own recently collected data. Although cyclists have to overcome the forces of gravity and the rolling resistance of tyres on roads/moving components on the bike, once your speed exceeds... MORE

Can your pedalling technique make you a more efficient...

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From a clinical perspective, the bicycle holds the moving limbs of the lower body in a fixed arc; you have your foot in a rigid shoe, fixed to the pedal with a shoe cleat, which essentially attaches your foot to the end of a crank arm. When spinning the cranks (pedalling), this ‘closed circuit’ provides... MORE

Brain over brawn – CNS training for enhanced performance

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The central nervous system is involved in every aspect of sports performance and according to John Shepherd, understanding its role and utilising it to its fullest extent is crucial for maximum training adaptation. The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord and acts as a control system for the body. The... MORE

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