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Big Winter Cycling Gains By Maximizing Indoor Training

Coaches on Couches

Release Date: 11/20/2019

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Coaches on Couches

Gyms and pools are closed, races have been canceled, and most people are stuck inside. We've spent the last 2 weeks adapting the training of our cyclists, runners, and triathletes to better suit the present "normal" during the efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak. So we figured in this episode we would break down those changes for each sport, as well as our thoughts on how to make the most of this unique time. So before you run a marathon on your balcony, or try swimming in your bathtub, join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches! Shout Outs: David Collins and Hart Robinson - The...

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Today on the couch we are going to give you our exact recipe for making massive gains on the bike over the winter. This usually means a decent amount of indoor training due to colder weather and less daylight. But that's not an excuse to hibernate! Nobody wants to revive their base fitness every single spring. On the contrary, a lot of athletes commit to do the work, and when group rides and racing start back up in March they are ripping people's legs off! If you are one of those cyclists or triathletes who poo poo the trainer, we'll give some tips on how to learn to love...well at least...

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Today on the couch we are going to give you our exact recipe for making massive gains on the bike over the winter. This usually means a decent amount of indoor training due to colder weather and less daylight. But that's not an excuse to hibernate! Nobody wants to revive their base fitness every single spring.

On the contrary, a lot of athletes commit to do the work, and when group rides and racing start back up in March they are ripping people's legs off!

If you are one of those cyclists or triathletes who poo poo the trainer, we'll give some tips on how to learn to love...well at least tolerate it.

So if you want to be the hammer and not the nail this spring, join us for another episode of Coaches on Couches!

Shout Outs: Phillip Young - Back to Back AG Aquabike National Champ!

Michael Ort - Los Cabos 70.3

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