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

How to Make Your Own Wrist Roller
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Ask Levi: Will Training On a Heavy Bike Make Racing On My Road Bike Easier?
Today's question focuses mainly on the concept of training on a heavy bike and then racing on a lighter one so you get stronger and Read more.

How to Make a T-Handle (The Homemade Kettlebell Replacement)
Have you ever considered training with a kettlebell, but were turned off at their extremely high price? Then you might want to make yourself a Read more.

How to “Tone” Your Muscles
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Ask Levi: How Can I Do Pull Ups?
Today's question is about which exercises to use to improve your pull ups, when you are working on going from zero to one pull up... Read more.

How to Maintain Your Fitness Through Sickness or Illness
Chances are, you're going to get sick. Here is how and when to train, when to rest, and how to prevent future illness... Read more.

3 Push-Up Variations That Will Have You Begging for Mercy
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Ask Levi: Feeling It In My Back, But Not My Abs?
Today's question is about exercising with the ab wheel but feeling it in your arms and back, rather than your abs... Read more.

5 Wonderful Ways To Keep Your Muscles Loose When You Can’t Ride
If you are on an important training and racing schedule, keeping your muscles loose at all times is important... Read more.

An Introduction to Plyometrics (for Cyclists)
One of my favorite off-bike training methods is plyometrics. Put simply, plyometrics are explosive jumping exercises... Read more.