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Planning Your Off Season: When To Take A Break

Planning Your Off Season: When To Take A Break

Establishing an off season used to be quite easy when I lived in the UK as the natural seasons of the year could be used to determine the all-important time off and the subsequent start of next seasons training. With so many events and races all over the country and world these days structuring a season’s training can be increasingly difficult.


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Sleep for Cyclists

Sleep for Cyclists

Sleep for Cyclists – Yes, what about it you say? You love to sleep – you sleep for hours – most of your family and friends think you sleep too much!

So how much sleep do I actually need you might ask? The sleep tracker on my iPhone tells me I get lots of sleep! But what it doesn’t track is the quality of that sleep!


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Training Matthew Keenan for the Jim Fawcett Memorial

Training Matthew Keenan for the Jim Fawcett Memorial

The classic Australia handicap is the staple diet of most club and state riders around the country, it offers the chance to race the elite and if you get the tactics right pull off a great win and of course huge bragging rights. Most of the analysis pieces I write are often focused on professional cyclists data and the big races around the World. This of course give us an insight into just what it takes to race at the highest level, but, for most of us the huge watts/kg numbers and VAM rates are beyond our comprehension.


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Tour of Japan – Hucker racing the feared Keirin School circuit

Tour of Japan – Hucker racing the feared Keirin School circuit

The UCI 2.1 Tour of Japan always attracts a high quality field and this year was no exception. With World Tour and Pro Conti teams it is always a David against Goliath proposition for us at AvantiIsoWhey Sports, but, it is one we relish as was shown in Taiwan the guys in the team are World class and can win even when the operating budget is much smaller than the big budget teams.


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