In the Tour de France professional cyclists ride day after day over 21 stages showing incredible endurance and fitness. But stage races aren’t only for professionals. Amateur athletes don’t line up for the Tour de France, but there are many stage 3-7 day stage races geared towards allowing ambitious amateurs to take on the challenge of stage racing. Here is a short explanation of what training for cycling stage races looks like.
Sport and sleep are closely linked. That means: For an effective workout, the body needs regeneration through sleep. And vice versa, only if you have slept enough will you have the necessary energy for the next workout.
When is it okay to skip a workout and when should you tough it out and stick to the plan? Having a training plan and sticking to it is the best way to stay in shape and achieve your goals in endurance sports. However, life and many other things can get in the way of sticking to the plan and sometimes it does make sense to skip a workout.
Almost every athlete is familiar with back pain. But how do you deal with it? Take a break from training or maybe not?
Periodization in training is the key to take you to the next level. Regardless of if your goal is just to stay healthy or to win a world championship, some type of periodized training plan will help you reach this goal. Here we look at what is periodization and how you should use it for your training.
Mistakes in running training can affect fitness and susceptibility to injury. Here are the 10 most common mistakes and tips on how to avoid them.
Cycling is not quite as easy as it seems. That’s precisely why an increase in speed can be achieved with a few targeted exercises and forms of training.
Swimming efficiently is like a jigsaw puzzle; only when each piece is in its proper place is the whole picture correct. We present seven key points and 20 technical exercises for freestyle swimming.
Strength training is a good complement to endurance sports. Cyclists and triathletes accept now that it is an important part of training. Here we explain how to set up a program of strength training for cyclists and triathletes.
Normal people need to do a lot of training to take on the challenges in endurance sport. But many endurance athletes often go from a lot to too much and end up with injuries or bad results. How can you recognise the signs of overtraining and avoid them before they happen?