Goals should be realistic. If you have been having trouble finishing rides or races with the group, setting a goal to place in the top five of a race you have never finished with the group would probably be too aggressive at this point in time. There are goals for every level of rider - you just have think about them.
Alongside the race team, CMI are very proud to announce that it will manage an exciting new project, University of Exeter Elite Cycling, an extension of the CMI rider development programme. It is the intention of both CMI and The University to establish Exeter as the primary destination for aspiring young undergraduates with real cycling talent. The support structure and knowledge is in place at the University, and combined with the CMI management and senior rider experience, this will offer a unique pathway to an international race team. It is hoped that with this partnership, CMI and the University can develop an increased pool of talent that offers young riders a training and race structure that is the best currently available in the UK.
For most of us holidays and time off are a time to recharge our batteries and chill out. For some people though, as soon as they stop work and try to relax they get ill.
Are you one of those people lying on a golden beach, blue waves lapping at your feet with a splitting headache? Or have you missed Christmas lunch as you are in bed with flu?
People who are never sick in their working week come down with headaches, colds, sickness or fevers as soon as they leave the everyday stresses and strains behind.
You’ve been training hard all winter, get to your first month of racing and feel as though you haven’t improved and in fact your legs feel empty and worse than last season, and can’t work out why so you ask your coach what’s gone wrong!
Let’s face it, we work hard in our training, we look after ourselves, follow the right diet, get all the best gear – and all to gain that extra few percent. If I were to tell you that we’ve been ignoring the largest element of the body - our connective tissue, or ‘fascia’....
Poor nutritional habits cause malnutrition and health related disorders and disease. They also prevent optimal performance, recovery and regeneration for athletes. Over the last five to ten years, the word antioxidant has become more prevalent in the media whether being advertised in make up, the latest fruit juice, or fruit and vegetables.
Of all of the requirements to produce energy for cycling nothing is of greater importance than oxygen. Our ability to take in optimal amounts from the air and use this through respiratory exchange essentially provides the gas that runs our cycling engine.
Measuring weight has long been an indicator of health and performance, but it does not actually provide much of an insight. It does not tell us what constitutes that weight – is there an excess of fat or has there been excess muscle loss, for example?
Power Meters and Power Training maximise training time and intensity. Here at Koolstofcoaching we can help you become more powerful, faster and fitter.