Saddle Sores Primer

Saddle Sores Primer


Posted By on Aug 22, 2016

A PRIMER ON SADDLE SORES By Coach Rick Schultz First off, saddle soreness and saddle sores are two completely different things. Saddle soreness is normally caused by not having built up enough “defenses” to the highly focused pressure normally felt in the sit-bones area (in other words, you haven’t broken your body in yet) and/or muscle/soft tissue damage from long hours in an ill-fitting saddle. A saddle sore is a...

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The most common question that I get is “how can I get better at doing hills?” The answer to this is in 3 parts; 1) Change your gearing   CASSETTE: Probably the easiest of the ‘big-3’ to implement, especially with Shimano’s new 68xx and 90xx derailleurs that can handle larger cassette gears right out of the box. For larger gearing, the CS-6800 offers several viable options, 11-28T, 14-28T and 11-32T....

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN NEW CYCLING CLOTHING : THINK UPF   Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to cover up. When in the sun, you want to cover yourself up completely from head-to-toe to protect against the harmful ultraviolet – UV rays. For the cyclist, you will want to cover and protect; Your eyes with a good pair of quality sunglasses that block out 99-100% of both UVA and UVB light Top of your head, face, neck, lips, arms, legs...

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A REVIEW OF WHAT’S THE CORRECT PEDAL STROKE? From time to time, we have to step back from our daily habits and analyze one thing – in this case, it’s all about pedaling. On the surface, it seems pretty basic, just turn the cranks around with your legs, push as hard as you can for as long as you can. Deep diving into this simple issue brings many complexities. Knowing how these complexities work hand-in-hand with each...

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HOW VO2 MAX WORKS


Posted By on Apr 3, 2016

HOW VO2 MAX WORKS reprinted from http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/triathlons/training/vo2-max.htm Your body must have oxygen when you’re exercising. If you’re an athlete, especially if you participate in endurance sports like running, you may have considered the importance of oxygen when you’re training and competing. A popular measurement athletes use is maximal oxygen consumption, or VO2 max....

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20086406 Abstract: Anterior knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome are among the most common leg overuse injuries in cyclists. Bicycle fit, recent change in equipment, training distance and intensity, and individual anatomic factors are important evaluation considerations. Clinicians need a basic understanding of bicycle fitting and how anatomic factors and training errors contribute to...

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23147089 Abstract: Cycling-related injuries account for 20% of all injuries occurring during triathlons. Traumatic injuries caused by falls or accidents are thankfully rare but can be highly variable and very serious in nature. The best approach to these injuries is prevention. The majority of complaints arising from cycling are due to overuse or poor technique. The knee joint, lower back, neck, and...

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Bicycling Injuries., Silbeman MR


Posted By on Jan 8, 2016

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24030309  Abstract: Bicycling injuries can be classified into bicycle contact, traumatic, and overuse injuries. Despite the popularity of cycling, there are few scientific studies regarding injuries. Epidemiological studies are difficult to compare due to different methodologies and the diverse population of cyclists studied. There are only three studies conducted on top level professionals....

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HIT maintains performance during the transition period and improves next season performance in well-trained cyclists Rønnestad BR, Askestad A, Hansen J. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24878691 Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of combining low-intensity endurance training (LIT) with one high-intensity endurance training (HIT) session every 7-10 days (EXP, n = 7) vs. traditional approach focusing on LIT (TRAD, n = 6)...

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The triathlon tips from the top: practical tips for racing and training for a triathlon Bales J, Bales K, Deakon R, Johnson D. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23147097 Abstract: Training for a triathlon is a very demanding pursuit. There are a multitude of problems, such as overuse injuries, overtraining, and inappropriate training that can derail even the best athlete. We present some of the symptoms to look for to avoid...

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