This page consists of exercise tutorials, training techniques, and workout ideas for all endurance sports athletes. Most are aimed at cyclists, but they’ll work equally well for runners, triathletes, and xc skiers. If your training regimen does not include these types of workouts, at least in the off-season, you are shortchanging yourself!

And of course, we cover the basics of cycling training, including heart rate training, power training, and more.

 

Cycling Training Plans & Principles

These are the basic principles that will shape your training schedule and your day-to-day training activities.

Need help crafting your own training plan? Here are some tips and samples. You can also order a Semi-Custom Cycling Training Plan from Coach Levi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTpajIMZKz8 Sweet Spot Training, or "SST" for short, is one of the newer methodologies used for structuring training for endurance
Have you been training hard but still can't seem to win a race? It might be because you aren't training
A lot of people write in asking for training plans. I give everyone just about the same answer, so if
If you're like most cyclists, you have many responsibilities besides cycling. But you still want to stay in shape and
Here is an example training week that a cyclist may include in their training program. Also includes advice about the
Typically, training will be done in four-week cycles where there are three weeks of hard riding followed by a recovery

 

Measuring Your Training

The world of heart rate monitors and power meters. (Plus, keeping a training log.)

Here's the basic formula to determine your sweat rate, so you know how much fluid you need to consume to
If you've ever trained with a heart rate monitor, or even just going by perceived exertion, you're familiar with training
Heart rate training was all the rage in the 80s and 90s. Power training is becoming more popular now, at
Beginners tend to think of training in terms of miles. It is the standard unit of measurement in most endurance
Did you ever wonder if your maximum heart rate is lower than normal? Here are some reasons why you might
Ever had a perfect day of riding or racing where you felt strong the whole time? Maybe you bonked one

 

Offseason Training (Dealing with Winter Weather, or Taking Your Training Indoors)

Hate offseason training? Then you need these tips, tricks, and programs for your off-season (winter) training to improve your fitness and prevent boredom.

As you get more interested in cycling, you may want to keep your fitness up through the winter. But you
Every time I talk about using fixed gear track bikes for training purposes (and why it's pointless,) I am met
It's hard to believe how popular indoor cycling has become. Years ago, I thought the Spinning classes only attracted hardcore
While it may seem that the upcoming road racing season is light years away, it's sure to arrive faster than
Today's question is about why you could get numbness while riding inside on rollers, even though it's the same bike
Today's questions are about how to place your rear tire on rollers and stationary trainers...
Amidst all the discussion of noise and resistance levels, many riders forget to consider the clamping mechanism when shopping for
Most cyclists enjoy riding their bikes, so they like to ride year-round. But sometimes that is not feasible unless you
Riding a single speed or fixed gear bicycle is a popular way for cyclists to train in the off-season, and
Riding a fixed gear bicycle has long been touted as a way to improve your pedal stroke, but I do
Back in college, I had a sweet indoor cycling setup in my dorm room. It coupled a stationary trainer or
As winter is approaching, indoor trainers will become more and more popular (and more and more despised, at the same

 

Strength Training for Cyclists (Off-bike Workouts)

These are categorized collections of off-bike exercises that are great for your off-season training. Each section includes a list of recommended exercises, instructions, photos, and video.

 

Training Plans and Workout Program DVDs

Here are my thoughts on some popular workout programs, books, and DVDs, and how they can be applied to your type of training and goals.

Joe Friel is one of the most widely known coaches in cycling, and his book, The Cyclist's Training Bible, has been the biggest resource around

I started out my cycling career with some workout advice from The Lance Armstrong Performance Program, and the book still provides workout ideas for me.

A review of Fred Matheny's Power to the Pedals eArticle, which contains a 12-week training plan designed to boost your power output for cycling...

While I'm not one to spend lots of time on the indoor trainer, sometimes it's unavoidable, and having some sort of workout plan or other

 

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