Preventing Overtraining – When Less Is More

Athletes often feel compelled to exercise longer and harder in order to improve. A problem arises, however, when you exercise beyond what your body tells you is acceptable, and you still feel as though you need to do more. Performance…

Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises

How to get six-pack abs A study lead by Peter Francis, PhD, director of the Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University, looked at a variety of common abdominal exercises in order to determine what really works. The study looked…

How to Transition Into the Off-Season

This article features tips on how to transition into the off-season and plan appropriate training to prepare for the next year of racing. Each of the respective guidelines will be categorized for athletes with different levels of experience. You may…

Body Composition vs. Body Fat

Body Composition is the technical term used to describe the different components that, when taken together, make up a person’s body weight. Body Tissues The human body is composed of a variety of different tissue types. The so-called “lean” tissues,…

Cyclocross Basics Part 2

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – Cyclocross is great training for cycling and in endurance coaching circles, widely respected as not only a winter training sport, but a specialty in and of itself. It is technique-heavy, as cycling disciplines go,…

Cyclocross Basics Part 1

As the leaves begin to change color and the road season comes to a close, thoughts often turn to cyclocross. CX is a great way to build your skills, stay in shape, and have some fun. It’s far more fun, though, after you being to get some of the technique down and you start to flow.

Training Toolbox – August 2013 – Junk Miles

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – When endurance athletes talk about training, a phrase that often comes up is “junk miles.”  There is a fair amount of misunderstanding about what junk miles are and what they mean to an athlete. …