Off Season, Power Imbalances, Workout Fuel Timing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 234

How to plan your offseason, fixing power imbalances, optimal timing for workout fuel and more are all covered in Episode 234 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How long should your off season be?
  • Why you should not immediately start a Build Phase after time off
  • Deep dive on how and when you should fuel your workouts
  • Is it bad to change position during VO2 max intervals?
  • What to do if you have a left / right power imbalance
  • Coach Chad’s tips on how to read while on the trainer
  • Entertainment options on the trainer
  • Do athletes need more cooling as they adapt to putting out more power?

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Training When Sick, Weight Gain to Build Power, Anemia and much more – Ask a Cycling Coach 232

Training while sick, gaining weight to increase power, how to modify training for athletes with anemia and much more will be discussed on Episode 232 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • How to modify training for athletes with anemia
  • What indoor workouts suit rollers better than a trainer?
  • Healthy eating tips that the coaches use
  • Do lighter riders need to put on weight to increase power?
  • What do you lose by skipping recovery rides?
  • Should you still train when sick?
  • How does riding easy on downhills affect normalized power?

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For more cycling training knowledge, listen to the Ask a Cycling Coach — the only podcast dedicated to making you a faster cyclist. New episodes are released weekly.


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