Training as the seasons change is always difficult to navigate and has is particularly difficult in this unique year. We caught up with IRONMAN world Champion Sebastian Kienle about how he is currently managing training and how us mortal amateurs should also train through these times.
Does it help if you ride standing up for a while every now and then during cycling training?
A fast cadence training promises an improvement of your pedaling rotation and an optimized interaction of the different muscle groups.
Power meters these days are synonymous with cycling training. But as many 2PEAK users already know, your running training can also benefit from accurately defined power zones. That is why 2PEAK is happy to announce you can integrate your 2PEAK training plan with the market leading running power meter Stryd.
People who consume more energy can eat more without gaining weight. But how much energy do we need?
For athletes, enough sleep is important. About one quarter of the Swiss population suffers with sleep problems. What facts should athletes know?
There are several aspects of a well organized training plan that make it a good training plan and following one will help you achieve your goals no matter how modest or ambitious they are. But why is this the case? Here are some of the best reasons.
Problem zone neck
- Muscular deficits: With weak core, back and shoulder muscles, the problem often accumulates around the neck.
- Too abrupt start: Neck pain is also inevitable if you ride your bike very rarely or plan a longer ride at the beginning of the season.
- Too long rides: Tours lasting several hours or even long pass rides, where the neck has to be constantly held up forward while at the same time putting strain on the arms through frequent braking, promote neck pain.
- Cervical spine: With increasing age (in which there are many cyclists), the mobility of the cervical spine usually decreases, causing the neck muscles to contract more quickly than in younger years.
- Special problems: Under certain circumstances, individual malpositions (difference in leg length) or specific medical problems (incipient inter-vertebral disc problems) can also make themselves felt with neck problems.
In spring of 2020 everyone had their race schedules flipped upside down by the global pandemic. This affected the training of every endurance athlete that had races planned whether you are a professional or amateur athlete. The question is, will this change impact your performance and can you still have effective training without races? Well the Pros are returning to racing and answering this question now.
Most dedicated athletes have to deal with training in the heat at some point during the year. Some athletes love it and others hate it, but no matter how you feel about the heat, it will affect you and your training. Here are the most notable effects of training in the heat and how you can get the most out of your training in high temperatures.