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Videos Tips

Training Tips for Cycling with Coaching Advice and Expertise from the FasCat Coaches.

How to Sync your Training Plan to Zwift

TrainingPeaks, Videos

Synching your TrainingPeaks account to Zwift is incredibly easy and enables you to follow your FasCat plan while you enjoy Zwift! Here’s a quick walkthrough for how to do it:   Copyright © 2020 FasCat Coaching – all…

How to Use a ViPR for At Home Weight Lifting

Off-Season Training, Videos

Not able to make it to the gym this off season? No problem! Our 12 week At Home Weight Lifting Plan was designed to help raise your FTP without a traditional gym. All you need is a ViPR…

Winning in the Kitchen: How to Make Homemade French Fries

Nutrition, Videos

Can French Fries be “Healthy”? You might not think so, but the reason fries get a bad wrap is because they are typically prepared in ways that make them less nutritious (i.e. deep fried and loaded with salt).…

Fitting Group Rides into Structured Training

Training with Power, Videos

It’s that time of year: you’re coming out of the winter months and going on group rides with your cycling team. While mixing structured training plans with your group ride cycling, it’s critical to find balance in the…

How to Do a Gravel Simulation Ride

Gravel, Videos

This video is featured in our Gravel Training Tip that outlines the 4 key factors for gravel race training & preparation: Sweet Spot Training Simulation Rides: distance/duration > nutrition/hydration > equipment) Raising your Chronic Training Load Tapering

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How to Make your own Strava Race Course

Gravel, Videos

Coach Frank shows you how to design your own race course using the Strava route planner to take serve as a training tool and race substitute. Ride the route once to establish the segment then challenge your friends…

Breaking Down a Gravel Race

Gravel, Videos

In this week’s live podcast, Coach Frank and Jackson outline everything that you need to know about successful gravel racing and training.The FasCat Athlete Forum is live! Join the discussion here.

Coach’s Buyer Guide Highlight – Gu Nutrition


Coach Frank and Jackson break down their favorite gear that will help you improve your cycling performance at different budget levels. Huge thanks to Excel Sports in Boulder for hosting us. Listen to previous editions of the FasCat…

Coach’s Buyer Guide – Gear That Will Improve Your Cycling


Coach Frank and Jackson break down their favorite gear that will help you improve your cycling performance at different budget levels. Huge thanks to Excel Sports in Boulder for hosting us. Listen to previous editions of the FasCat…

How to Bunny Hop for Cyclocross!

Cyclocross, Videos

Watch Coach Brandon demonstrate the elusive but oh so important CX bunny hop in this quick tips video.

How to Take a Proper Mid-season Break


From our latest Ask Fascat podcast, Coach Frank and Jackson discuss the importance of taking a midseason break for cyclists, and how and when to do it most effectively.

Is Altitude Training Beneficial for Cyclists?


As a part of our MONTHLY Q&A, Coach Frank and Jackson discuss an age old conundrum: is altitude training beneficial for cyclists? Watch below to find out: Copyright © 2020 FasCat Coaching – all rights reserved. Join our…

Video: Race Recap, Haute Route Asheville


Join Coach Frank and Jackson on this video recap of their day racing the Haute Route Asheville 2019!

Video: Using Normalized Power to Measuring FTP Improvement


Using normalized power data from group rides or races is a fantastic way to measure improvements or changes in FTP and performance. Watch to learn how we analyze power data through logical analysis to find answers! And be…

Video: Should You Strength Train During the Season?

Coaching Advice, Off-Season Training, Videos

A hot topic of debate: should you do strength training during the race season? Coach Frank and Jackson discuss… The FasCat Athlete Forum is live! Join the discussion here.

What Are You Training For?


At FasCat Coaching, we believe that every cyclist can get faster if they follow a training plan that’s built to meet their goals. What does that mean to us? Watch this video with FasCat Founder and “Big Cat”…

Ask a FasCat Q&A #3


Welcome to another edition of our monthly FasCat Q&A session! Links to direct questions: 7:50 – How to go “full gas” 11:45 – Are “active recovery” rides helpful? 17:27 – What do we eat after a ride? 25:34…

Does Cryotherapy Work for Cyclists?


We take a trip down to the local Cryotherapy center to try out the latest recovery craze and look into some of the research. Does Cryo work? You be the judge. – Join the discussion on the FasCat…

TSS Training for Cyclists


One of our favorite workouts to prescribe to our athletes is the TSS Ride. Simple and effective, this workout is perfect for any rider! Learn more and read the full post here: https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/tss-training/ – Join the discussion on…

Master’s CTL Numbers in TrainingPeaks Performance Management Chart (PMC)


Coach Frank drops some knowledge about the basics of the PMC and CTL, and how you can use these tools to forecast and optimize your training as a cyclist. Full podcast on Master’s CTL here: https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/chronic-training-load-ctl-for-masters-cyclists/ – Join…

Training for Dirty Kanza with FasCat Training Plans


If you’re training for the Dirty Kanza 200 this year, we’re here to help! In this quick video, Coach Frank and Jackson discuss which FasCat training plans to complete while you train for Dirty Kanza. – Join the…

How to Sweet Spot on Any Bike


Wondering how to perform structured training but have different bikes? Listen in to hear Coach Frank’s advice. Full episode at http://fascatcoaching.com and the FasCat Training Tips Podcast (available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify).   – Join…

How to: Train for the Haute Route


Thinking about doing a Haute Route event? You are going to need to train for it! Listen in to get some expert advice on preparing for the demands of the Haute Route Rockies by Haute Route elite ambassadors…

VIDEO: Effective Fueling for Early Morning Workouts


In this video we discuss how to properly fuel your early morning workouts during the winter when you don’t have much of an appetite & how eat to maximize performance vs. losing weight. Below you can also find…

Breaking Down the Performance Management Chart + CTL

Training with Power, TrainingPeaks, Videos

Coach Frank drops some knowledge about the basics of the PMC and CTL, and how you can use these tools to forecast and optimize your training as a cyclist. Our full podcast on Master’s CTL can be found…

VIDEO: Switching from Base to Race

Intervals, Videos

This week’s video podcast is all about how and when to switch from the base phase of training into the race specific phase to maximize performance and form going into your target race(s). Let’s make you faster. –…

Video: How to Design Your Own Personal Cycling Training Camp

Training with Power, Videos

With winter seemingly still in full force in many parts of the world, and the season quickly approaching, it’s a good time to consider putting together a cycling training camp to bump up the volume and prepare for…

Video: The Mental Side of Interval Training


In this video, Coach Frank and Jackson discuss how important the mental side of interval training can be to your performance. Bottom line: if you want to go super deep and suffer during race efforts, prepping yourself mentally…

FasCat Coaching Live Q&A: February 21, 2019


– Join the discussion on the FasCat Forum – We’re back for another round of Ask FasCat, where we take your cycling training questions and answer them. Questions: 2:01 – Should you use WKO4? 3:43 – Training for…

How to Pair and Sequence Your FasCat Training Plans


We get a ton of questions about how best to pair and sequence our training plans to connect them through an entire season or a specific situation. With many permutations of how to combine plans over the course…

How to Motorpace for Cycling Performance

Training with Power, Videos

Looking to build your top-end through motorpacing? In this video, Coach Frank outlines everything that you’ll need to know when motorpacing for better cycling performance. Join the discussion on the FasCat Forum.

Video: Why Sweet Spot Training is Better Than Zone 2

Sweet Spot, Videos

This week’s Training Tip from Coach Frank Overton of FasCat Coaching explains why Sweet Spot training is superior to zone 2 physiologically. Join the discussion on the FasCat Forum. For more video content, be sure to subscribe to…

Video: Winning on the Bike Means Winning in the Kitchen

Nutrition, Videos

 What you bring home from the grocery store, WILL BE EATEN! Buy the right stuff, from the right places, and you’re off to a great start. If you’re serious about taking the next step, consider our world-famous…

Video: How to Train for a Strava PR or QOM/KOM

Intervals, Training with Power, Videos

In this video, Coach Frank and former pro turned un-professional cyclist Phil Gaimon talk about how to build your Strava training plans, with a focus on winning Strava KOMs or setting your own PR. Shot beautifully in Phil’s…