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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.

OMNIUM

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.

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.

Meet our new Sports Nutritionist – Dr Debbie Coughlin

Debbie joins the Athlete Lab team as a Sports Nutritionist. Debbie has a MSc in Applied Sports Nutrition (with Distinction) from St Mary’s University (London) and a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. She is a member of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and an ISAK Level 2 Anthropometrist (ie can accurately measure […]

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.

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.

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.

Introducing Rob Foster

Rob is a cycling and endurance coach, who also rides and runs competitively. With a BSc (h) in Applied Sports Science, specialising in endurance economy, he has over 5 years experience in personalised coaching and 15 years experience competing in various disciplines. Rob’s wealth of knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm allows him to support everyone, […]