Do NOT make these Summer mistakes

 

Don't let SUMMER get you.


5 tips:

  1. Don't do the same rides or runs with the same people each week. Yes, our sport is friendly, but doing the same thing every week will just make you "average"

  2. Hydrate, but don't OVER hydrate. Overhydration can lead to imbalances in your body.

  3. Know your "Sweat Loss" Here's a detailed one.

  4. Be careful on high sugar drinks that can actually make you MORE thirsty or upset your stomach!

  5. Train indoors! Why? You can control the environment better, control sweat loss and actually go harder during your intervals because core temp is stabilized!

Avoid training atrocities by checking out our Social Media Accounts (links above):

- Dr. Christy Keely on a myriad of topics
- Alex Winnicki on Dietetics and nutrition
- Chad Andrews on ...welp anything and everything.
-We are adding more and more amazing coaches to the TotalCyclist team. They will be adding some amazing content soon.
Lots of our content is LIVE!!!

(DO YOU have a topic you want us to cover? hit us up )

meditation for performance

 meditation for performance

Hello all. Well, let us introduce you to some “Hippie Shit”. Yeah, that’s what one of our clients called it. Guess what? It works.

According to Zuberant life…on a recent look into meditation for endurance athletes it does several things:

Summer cycling: good or bad for you?

Summer cycling: good or bad for you?

Well….it’s not really “BAD” for you but, studies have shown that if you aren’t prepared, you are looking for trouble.

The heat around the country is starting to build. Next week a good bit of the east coast will be in the 90’s! So what can you do to prepare. One obviously is to use a indoor training center like TotalCyclist. Why? There are several factors that come into play.

Look at Katko now!!!

Look at Katko now!!!

My road to recovery. I am learning The Why? for everything! Why am I craving chocolate? Why am I craving pizza? Is it because I am tired? Dehydrated? Need salt? Hungry? There is an answer to everything, it just has to be figured out. When I am tired I crave everything. I have learned that if I eat my healthy salad with pink salt and olive oil at lunch, my cravings will decrease or go away. So I need salt! when I am tired. If I am craving chocolate, I'm stressed.

Winnicki joins TotalCyclist

Winnicki joins TotalCyclist

Alex Winnicki joins TotalCyclist as Dietetics and Nutrition specialist:

Alex Winnicki, after a very successful venture as DivaCamp chef, joins the TotalCyclist staff. Alex was instrumental in making the DivaCamp menu a smashing hit. He prepared all the meals , tailored made for the endurance athlete. Clean, healthy and organic.

The Science Behind TotalCyclist Part II

The Science Behind TotalCyclist Part II

Welcome back to part two of the TotalCyclist winter training study!

 

In the first post I spoke about the goals of the study, what I hoped to achieve, and the results of what happened. Now I’d like to elaborate on my thoughts about the project and the limitations involved. To begin, there will always be limitations to studies both professional and non-professional. My project was not an exception to this. The most apparent limit that is noticeable from the gathered data is the lack in attendance consistency. Before beginning the project I knew there would be those who wouldn’t be able to attend every class due to work, illness, vacation, or other unforeseen circumstances. That said, to have athletes missing approximately half of the series as well as athletes leaving early from class before I have taken their vitals was unforeseen.

Blackstock team wins Pisgah Stage race!

Blackstock team wins Pisgah Stage race!

The Pisgah Stage race is a 5 day timed stage race in the Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah has some of the most extreme, steep, technical, gnarly demanding singletrack in the country, oh, and it's in a rainforest. It's no joke, the climbing is brutally steep and you get zero rest on the descents that are equally as hard. You can't lose focus for a second, or you may end up like one of the teams that raced, walking your mountain bike out of the forest in two pieces!