Category: Cycling Training
By Matt ‘The Pumper’ Palmer I have been doing a few sessions over the last couple of weeks using the Wahoo Kickr and as promised I am going to give you all the ‘scoop’ on why I think the Kickr is a must for every triathletes Christmas wish list this year… I have been experimenting [...]
Top age grouper and triathlon geek Matt ‘the Pumper‘ Palmer finally makes his debut for Trizone (after hounding us for more than two years) with a preliminary review of the new Wahoo Kickr. We dropped it off to him on the way home from Port Macquarie after Ironman Australia. We have heard school girls with [...]
To kick start 2013 one of Trizone’s great partners, Turbo Studio is giving away two x eight week training plans valued at $320.00 each! Two lucky winners will take part in weekly sessions to focus on increasing power output to improve bike performance. You will train on Computrainers which many of the worlds top triathlon [...]
This four day power training camp is especially designed to set cyclists and triathletes up for a fantastic 2013 season. Riding over some of the most challenging terrain surrounding Canberra in a fully supported environment, with Cycling Australia and Triathlon Australia qualified professional coaches providing guidance along the way and a support vehicle and bike [...]
The cycling performance benefits of regular Turbo Studio Power Training sessions are already well established – with increased power output enabling triathletes to ride faster than ever before. But even more importantly, improved power at threshold will enable you to arrive at T2 in far better shape, meaning you can give your all on the [...]
As we all know riding a triathlon or time trial is very different to cycling racing. Kevin Hancett shares what he learnt many years ago from a New Zealand Olympic 100km time trial team cyclist named Stephen Cox. It’s not about speed he said but more about your average speed.
Power meters have long been a key tool in cyclists training arsenals, providing more reliable feedback on the effort being put in by a cyclist than heart rate, speed, or perceived effort, all of which are influenced by variable factors (such as climate, road conditions, athletes well being etc.).
Conducting training intervals sets using power zones is probably the most effective way of producing improved performance within the cyclist yet to date few Triathletes have picked up on this technique due to a combination of ignorance of the practice, the cost of power meters and fear of data and analysis.
In this article professional Triathlon coach Grant Giles Director of Aeromax coaching looks at the importance of getting your bike set up correct, and provides practical advice on how to achieve this.
Strength training may improve cycling performance through increased leg power, a greater ability to cope with local fatigue and improved upper body stability. However, this has yet to be proved in research. In beginners and club level cyclists, more cycling is probably the best way to improve performance. Taking time out from cycling to do strength training will probably lead to a decline in cycling efficiency and skill level.
Strength training for cycling – does it really help?
The cycle leg is probably the discipline where most triathletes recognise the importance of “strength” in going faster, particularly when you hit the hills. Power to weight ratio will have a direct impact on your ability to keep in touch with or stay ahead of your competitors on this longest leg of the race.
In this article Bruce Thomas, level 3 Triathlon coach, looks at ways of imroving your strength and power on the bike.