What does it take to compete in the world’s most grueling cycling event? Is it just about power, speed, and endurance? Or is there more to the story? This isn’t a typical 9-to-5 job; it’s a day in the life of a Tour de France rider.
Beneath the fiery intensity of the Tour de France, rest days flicker as an oasis of recovery, rejuvenation, and strategic reevaluation for the riders.
This isn’t your typical rest day with your feet kicked up. Instead, it’s a meticulously choreographed interlude.
Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) refers to muscle soreness that may linger 24-72 hours after a hard workout or when you’re making big jumps in your training volume or intensity.
Peloton foam roller exercises are a great way to reduce muscle soreness and increase circulation and range of motion.
When you first start cycling seriously, it can be difficult to overcome the inertia of inactivity and actually get yourself to exercise. However, once your body and brain start enjoying the many benefits of consistent exercise, your cycling workouts might actually become one of your favorite parts of the day. Many cyclists find that the … Read more
Warming up and cooling down are two essential pieces of training that athletes can be guilty of skipping. It can be because of a lack of time and being in a rush to get to work or because, for most, it’s simply not the most enjoyable part of training. However, warming up before a ride … Read more
Blasting out intense rides is all well and good, but you need to mix up your routine with recovery rides too. During your rest periods and sleep, your body will repair and make gains. Remember that you can still go for a ride without chasing PBs! If you’re finding that your legs take time to … Read more
In the final miles of a long ride, most cyclists start picturing the blissful feeling of stepping into a relaxing shower to wash away the sweat and grime of the road followed by a delicious spread of nutritious brunch foods. Delaying all that by rolling out a yoga mat and stretching after you cycle may … Read more