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Training Tips

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

How to Perform an Indoor Field Test

Off-Season Training, Training with Power

Performing a 20-minute field test indoors can be a highly effective and repeatable method for establishing your wattage training zones and measuring your improvement. Execution of the test indoors requires details that we’d like to share in this…

How to Make Indoor Cycling more Fun and Productive

Off-Season Training

Here are 5 training tips from Coach Jake Rytlewski to make indoor cycling more fun and productive: Set up a dedicated indoor trainer space with a fan! Select fun, diverse and short workouts with variable power outputs Be Consistent:…

The Benefits of Offseason Weight Training for Cyclists

Off-Season Training

One of the most effective ways to improve during the offseason is incorporating a well-built offseason weight training program. As we’ve written before, offseason weight training can mean a lot of things to cyclists, but in general, we’re…

Weight Lifting for Cycling

Off-Season Training

by Frank Overton  Increase your Functional Threshold Power this winter with a resistance training plan. Weight lifting for cycling also known as resistance training ‘works’ and we’ve been coaching cyclists thru the following 4 phase, cycling specific resistance training program…

Nino’s Circuit Training

Off-Season Training

Nino Schurter’s “Secret” Circuit Training is so specialized that most traditional gyms do not have the required equipment. However, in his “Hunt for Glory” youtube series he details what you need and how to do his circuit training.…

Off Season Training for Cyclists

Off-Season Training

This Fall,  for those of your with big goals and aspirations, NOW is the time to develop a game plan and start training.  Right now cyclists have a huge opportunity to begin their off season training to take…

Recovery Techniques for Improved Cycling Performance

Off-Season Training, Training with Power

Sleeping and eating are the two best recovery techniques for athletes.  From beginners to pros, sleeping longer and eating better will improve your cycling performance in training and racing. After sleeping and proper nutrition, massage, compression garments, stretching, active recovery…

Maximal Lactate Steady State Testing

Off-Season Training, Training with Power

The FasCat Maximal Lactate Steady State Protocol A long time ago in a galaxy far far away we had a physiology lab and used the gold standard maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) protocol to determine athletes’ Functional Threshold…

Transform your Cycling in 9 Ways

Off-Season Training, Sweet Spot, Training with Power

A year ago my new year’s resolution was to double down and make 2016 my year to have a great cycling season. You know, ‘get serious’.   This motivation came from two cyclocross seasons of getting my ass kicked.…

Muscle Tension Intervals

Off-Season Training

by Isaiah Newkirk, October 2016 Cyclists can pair Muscle Tension Intervals with weight training for cycling for an even better physiological adaptation. As we leave the 2016 season behind, do you feel that your biggest weakness was not having…

Taking a “Proper” Post Season Break

Off-Season Training

by Frank Overton, August 2016 A proper post season break is 100% individual and should be a collaboration between the coach and athlete.  At the very least, the topic of not following a training plan (yes, I wrote that) warrants…

Bike Fit: The Nagging Knee

Off-Season Training

 The Nagging Knee, Nadia Sullivan, Retul Bike Fit Certified Now that summer’s in full swing and you’re logging big miles, it’s not uncommon to discover knee issues you didn’t have before. Maybe you got new shoes and/or cleats,…

3 Indoor Cycling Workouts for the Winter

Off-Season Training

Riding on the trainer during the winter may not be your ideal way to spend an hour or two, but the truth is that training indoors can be highly productive when done properly. At FasCat, we have a…

Interview with Dr. Asker Jeukendrup 2.28.05

Intervals, Off-Season Training, Sweet Spot, Training with Power

Whether you are a beginning time trialist or a world class competitor there are several ways to use aerodynamics to your advantage. Some are relatively inexpensive while others are prohibitively expensive. We got the inside scoop from noted…

Timmy Duggan’s Off Season Training Program Interview 10.9.13

Off-Season Training

FasCat Athlete Timmy Duggan spends a significant amount of time at the FasCat Performance Center talking with his coach, Jon Tarkington because communication is the foundation of a successful coach-athlete relationship.   Last week, Timmy sat down with Coach…

Timmy Duggan’s Off Season Training Program Interview 10.9.13

Off-Season Training

FasCat Athlete Timmy Duggan spends a significant amount of time at the FasCat Performance Center talking with his coach, Jon Tarkington because communication is the foundation of a successful coach-athlete relationship. Last week, Timmy sat down with Coach…