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Getting back into training!

So, you’ve eaten too many Christmas puddings, your mother in law, Aunty Susan and Cousin Dan all bought you chocolate (it’s rude not to eat a gift of course), the weather was average and you preferred to play soccer with the kids rather than ride outside. Sound like something you can relate to? No need to stress, below are a few tips that will help get you back to feeling fit and on the right track toward reaching your 2017 goals.
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Winter Base Training

How to maximise your Winter Base Training for the coming season! We go through how to structure, develop and get the most out of your training!
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OMNIUM are a brand new online store bringing together a curated selection of independent brands making high performance road cycling apparel. OMNIUM will be sponsoring some of the Haute Route climbing sessions, starting from Thursday 14th July. Every rider taking part will get an OMNIUM goody bag, and there will be a chance to see some of the kit or try it on.
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Top 10 Tips: How to get workouts, sleep & rest right during the taper to a big event?

The key to a good taper is understanding the interplay between your body's cyclical habits, the timings and locations concerning the pre-race schedule, and overall logistics. A typical taper assumes you are aiming on peaking for that one event; the method for tapering for consecutive events (on consecutive weekends) is slightly different and can be adapted to provided the requisite amount of training and conditioning has been put away.
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Shane Sutton update

Athlete Lab has a long a successful partnership with Shane Sutton based on his successful coaching methods. These methods have been formulated over time from working with Olympic gold medal winners and Tour de France champions over more than 2 decades.
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Ask The Expert. The importance of Strength and Conditioning for endurance athletes

The demands of endurance races and events have increased steadily throughout time. Coaches and athletes continue to identify and improve the elements of training that allow athletes to deliver faster times over longer distances and in more extreme conditions. As a result, Strength and Conditioning (S&C) has developed into a vital component for today’s competitive athlete. The 3 reasons every athlete should include S&C in their weekly training schedule, whether competing seriously or simply riding for fun are outlined below.
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Fuelling your ride: learning how to apply the principles of nutrition to your Lab sessions, long rides and other training

Fuelling your ride: learning how to apply the principles of nutrition to your Lab sessions, long rides and other training Knowing what, how much and when to eat are key aspects of nutritional support for training. Appreciating the complexity of energy production and the effect different foods have on the body can make a huge difference to how you perform, to your body composition and to the maintenance of good health.
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HOW TO PLAN YOUR WINTER TRAINING

The key aim of base training is to build a good endurance base and build strength so that later in the season you have a solid base on which to fine tune your racing speed. Imagine you have two engines, one engine is for speed and the other engine is for endurance. It’s great to have speed on your bike but do you have the endurance to maintain that speed through a race or sportive? You need both engines to be both strong and efficient.
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Understanding your Ride Reports and applying the data to your training

Understanding your Ride Reports and applying the data to your training The Ride Reports allows convenient tracking of data from each and provides a powerful tool for analyzing the enormous amount of data gathered by training with a power meter. The results of such analyses can then serve as the springboard for improvements in training and, ultimately, race performance.
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Spring Classics - How Winning Is Done

Spring is upon us and cycling fans will be all over the news updates about the professional cycling calender's 'Spring Classics' - one-day bike races that often take place in volatile spring weather. Combine nasty riding conditions (dust, wind, mud, rain), tough terrain (short, rolling hills, the ubiquitous cobblestones), and massive distances (upwards of 200km) and you get a special breed of cycle races that can be won only by a special breed of cyclists.
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Ride Smart

Here are some typical things to look out for so that your next event is not only done strong but smart as well - whether you are a time-trialist, a roadie, a triathlete, or even a mountain biker.