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Demystifying the Science Behind Performance

Do the words VO2 Max, lactate threshold, and neuromuscular adaptations leave you feeling like you’re in a foreign country, trying to speak a new language? That’s quite alright—the exercise research world is an expansive place with too much confusing jargon to keep track of… and many athletes (and coaches) misuse these fancy science words anyway! The goal of this article is to demystify these terms and help you to understand the ones that are important for success in training and racing.

Posted by AJ Baucco on December 13, 2016

Using Power this Off Season

Why would we want to use power to improve our cycling fitness. Unlike other metrics, power is not influenced by any outside factors like wind, temperature, or road gradient. Power is a very valuable tool for knowing exactly how much energy you’re putting into the crank set at any moment. To put it simply, power helps complete the picture.

Posted by Ryan McCready on November 22, 2016

Posted by Lesley Smith on April 12, 2016

Fueling for Success

When was the last time that you showed up to your goal race for the season without properly training? For most athletes, it doesn’t happen. Athletes decide what race is important to them, and then they diligently prepare for that race. Everyone seems to put a great deal of thought into that one day, but why do so many athletes leave their race day fueling to chance?!

Posted by AJ Baucco on March 23, 2016

Leaving Your Comfort Zone: ITU Sarasota

In an effort to continually attack my limiters and leave my comfort zone, I lined up with some of the best ITU guys in the world. It wasn't pretty, but hopefully it was what I needed to do in order to progress. Leaving your comfort zone and accepting an ass whoopin' is certainly one way to improve.

Posted by AJ Baucco on March 13, 2016
Tags: swimming, racing, ITU

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