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Lactic Acid 101

We separate fact from fiction for this vital cycling fuel source<p><b>FACT:</b> It’s a source of energy. <br>Lactic acid, or lactate, is a chemical that your body produces 24/7, even while you’re doing nothing, says L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, professor of kinesiology at Auburn University. Its purpose? To feed your …

Faster Fitness

Nine short workouts that deliver big results.<p>The average pro cyclist trains 20 to 30 hours a week and logs 20,000 to 25,000 miles each year—farther than the average American drives in that time. Too many of us mere mortals mistakenly believe we need to approach that sort of volume to reach our …

Fry Fat With Intervals

Intervals aren't just for racers and people who care about getting faster—they're also incredibly useful for anyone trying to lose weight<p>A few years ago, I took a new client I was training out for a ride. She had a significant amount of weight to lose, so she'd bought a bike and had been riding …

CrossFit for Cyclists

The fitness craze can help you become a more powerful rider<p>If you’re any sort of exercise enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly heard of CrossFit. The intense, gym-based program focuses on general fitness—endurance, stamina, strength, power, flexibility, speed, coordination, and accuracy. In other words, …

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

When Exercise and Supplements Don't Mix

Another study finds that resveratrol interferes with the benefits of exercise.<p>Back in July, I wrote about a study in which it appeared that resveratrol (a much-hyped antioxidant) seemed to block the fitness benefits of aerobic training. A group of men exercised, half took resveratrol and the other …