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.

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Measuring Your Training

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

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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.

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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.

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I highly recommend enrolling in this totally FREE 5-part video series from Dr. John Berardi, one of the sharpest minds in sports nutrition and fat loss. You'll discover how to create a nutrition plan and follow through on it!

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Recent Articles

An Introduction to Power Meter Training for Cyclists (If You’re Still Using Heart Rate Zones, This Will Blow Your Mind!)
If you’ve ever trained with a heart rate monitor, or even just going by perceived exertion, you’re familiar with training at different intensity levels. And Read more.

Heart Rate Monitors, Heart Rate Zones, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Heart Rate Training
Heart rate training was all the rage in the 80s and 90s. Power training is becoming more popular now, at least for cyclists, but heart Read more.

5 Things You Must Do This Winter If You Want To Ride Strong In The Spring
While it may seem that the upcoming road racing season is light years away, it’s sure to arrive faster than you expected. If you don’t Read more.

Ask Levi: Why Doesn’t My Hard Training Pay Off on Race Day?
Have you been training hard but still can’t seem to win a race? It might be because you aren’t training for the actual demands of Read more.

How to Keep Up With Younger Athletes on Long Rides
Today’s question is about how to keep up with the fast pace when riding with younger people, as you get older… How Do I Keep Read more.

Why Heavy Bikes and Headwinds Don’t Give You Better Workouts
I have written about heavy bikes and headwinds in the past, but one particular question gets asked over and over. So I’m going to put Read more.

FAQ: Can You Give Me a Free Training Plan?
A lot of people write in asking for training plans. I give everyone just about the same answer, so if you're looking for a training Read more.

Ask Levi: The Ab Wheel Hurts My Elbows, What Can I Do?
Today's question is about getting an ab wheel workout without the stress on your elbows... Read more.

Ask Levi: For a Better Workout, Start With Headwind or Tailwind?
Today's question is about wind direction and getting a better workout with headwinds and tailwinds... Read more.

Ask Levi: How Do I Increase Mileage for a Big Ride?
Today's question is about increasing mileage leading up to a big ride and adjusting your on-bike fueling to match the new distance... Read more.