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Tailwind Coaching Podcast - Cycling Fitness and Coaching Discussion

The Tailwind Coaching Podcast makes real science real simple. It gives you training tips and advice to make you stronger, faster and fitter in less time.

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Two Keys To Building Functional Threshold Cycling Power

FTP is one of the major metrics that define your potential as a cyclist. A big FTP is not only impressive to talk to your friends about, but it means you can lay down some hurt on the bike. But how do you go about building that big FTP? In this podcast, I'll explain why it's NOT all about the 2x20 days. You'll also learn why you should be paying attention to your VO2 Max if you want to see your FTP grow. Check out the episode show notes at www.tailwind-coaching.com/77 to read any of the posts I've referenced in this podcast. The post Two Keys To Building Functional Threshold Power appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

40mins

26 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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10 Devastating Cycling Mistakes I've Made (So You Don't Have To)

Cycling mistakes don't only hurt your training, they can also be dangerous. Check out 10 devastating mistakes I've made so you don't make the same ones. The post 10 Devastating Cycling Mistakes I’ve Made (So You Don’t Have To) appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

1hr 10mins

29 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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The Importance of Cycling Pedal Stroke Work

Efficiency is one key to successful training. Learn how to train your pedal stroke muscles and improve your efficiency with these tips and workouts. The post The Importance of Cycling Pedal Stroke Work appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

45mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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How to use Endurance Training Effectively

Endurance training is one of the keys to a successful season, but you have to do it right. In this episode of the Tailwind Coaching Podcast, I'll give you some tips to help you get the most out of your base training time. The post How To Use Endurance Training Effectively appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

39mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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5 Things The Best Cyclists Do At The End Of The Cycling Season

When the end of the cycling season rolls around, most people hang up their wheels and take a bunch of time away from their bike. Instead, take a look at 5 ways you can use that previous time to jump start your fitness for the next season. I'll go over 5 things the best cyclists do at the end of their season. You'll learn why they are so important and how they'll benefit you next year. The post 5 Things The Best Cyclists Do At The End Of The Cycling Season appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

40mins

6 Dec 2016

Rank #5

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The Best Time of Day to Train for Massive Fitness Gains

Did you know the time of day you train can help or hurt your fitness gains? I'll show you how and tell you the best time of day to jump on your bike! The post The Best Time Of Day To Train For Massive Fitness Gains appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

40mins

28 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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Using aerobic decoupling to increase cycling performance.

As a cyclist finishes their base training, it's important to evaluate how strong your aerobic base truly is.  By using a metric called “aerobic decoupling” you can quickly and easily determine if your base work was effective and if you're ready to progress into harder high-intensity interval training.  But before you can evaluate your aerobic The post What is Aerobic Decoupling? appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

46mins

30 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Cycling Coaching Questions and Answers #3

You've got questions, I've got answers. I'll talk about testing functional threshold power testing, high-intensity training, beginner training and more! The post Cycling Coaching Questions and Answers #3 appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

27 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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How Much High Intensity Interval Training Is Too Much?

It's late in the season and you need fitness fast. How much high intensity interval training can you cram into your program without burning yourself out? I'll give you the tools to figure it out in this episode of the Tailwind Coaching Podcast. The post How Much High Intensity Interval Training Is Too Much? appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

34mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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How to Measure Cycling Training Improvements:

If you're a cyclist dedicated to training and improving your fitness, you probably want to know how much you're improving. When do you test? How do you test? WHY do you test? What do you do with all the data that you get when you test? In this podcast, I'll give you a few tips on how to use that data and which data makes the most difference to your training program. The post How to Measure Cycling Training Improvements appeared first on Tailwind Coaching.

35mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #10