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Nutrition & Training

PRO INSIGHTS: Larry Warbasse's TDS power data, analysed

PRO INSIGHTS: Larry Warbasse's TDS power data, analysed

It takes an incredible feat of effort to win a stage in a WorldTour cycling race. Performance Director Stephen Barrett analyses the power files from Larry Warbasse's epic Tour de Suisse Stage 4 victory.
Training zones explained

Training zones explained

If you want to progress your training by following a structured plan, you’ll very soon hear reference to training zones – either power, heart rate (HR) or both. But what are they? We explain...
EXPLAINER: What is ketosis?

EXPLAINER: What is ketosis?

Ketosis or the ketogenic diet (‘keto’ for short) have hit the headlines in recent years as being latest ‘magic bullet’ for weight loss and improved physical performance, but what do they mean? We investigate.
Skills development: positioning and contact points

Skills development: positioning and contact points

Developing your biking skills starts with getting your positioning and contact points right. Aqua Blue Sport Performance Director Leigh ‘Rok’ Bryan reveals more.
PRO INSIGHTS: How to be a better sprinter

PRO INSIGHTS: How to be a better sprinter

Sprinting is an essential cycling skill that any rider can learn and improve on. Aqua Blue Sport's fast man Adam Blythe reveals how to work on your final kick to beat your competitors over the line.
PRO INSIGHTS: Conor Dunne’s TdY power data, analysed

PRO INSIGHTS: Conor Dunne’s TdY power data, analysed

Ever wondered how much power you need to be in the pro rider? We looked at breakaway king Conor Dunne's Tour de Yorkshire data files to find out...
Setting the right objectives: Seven steps to help

Setting the right objectives: Seven steps to help

Setting the wrong objectives is setting yourself up to fail. Part two in our quality training series talks about the fine art of setting short- and long-term objectives, and making them achievable.
Six steps to the perfect training plan

Six steps to the perfect training plan

A good training plan is sustainable, progressive, and realistic. In part one of our series on quality training, we show you how to put in place a structure that fits in with all the ‘real world’ demands on your time.
Seven strategy tips for the rookie racer

Seven strategy tips for the rookie racer

Newcomers to bike racing too often neglect the notion of tactics, but getting your strategy right is key to success. Check out our seven top strategy tips for the rookie racer.
Pro insights: How to be a better climber

Pro insights: How to be a better climber

Many riders find they struggle on climbs, but you don’t need to be a flyweight to comfortably conquer a mountain. Pro riders Stefan Denifl and Dan Pearson share their tips towards better climbing.
How to get fat-adapted

How to get fat-adapted

Sports science now believes the key to riding further and longer lies not in carb loading, but in unlocking the body’s ability to draw on its own fat reserves for fuel. We find out how to get ‘fat-adapted’.
Recovery... when you need it (and when you don't)

Recovery... when you need it (and when you don't)

The role of recovery in training has long been recognised, but there are times when it's not the right thing to do. Learn more about when to take it easy, and when to push on.