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Polarized vs Sweet-spot Training

By Selina Campbell, PhD Polarized model vs a Sweet-spot/threshold model I often get asked when it comes to training, which way is better – Polarized model or a Sweet-spot/threshold model.I know people want me to say the latter as the former involves 75-80% of Z1-2 time (boring!) whereas the latter involves going harder and working […]

What do my numbers mean?

What do my bike power numbers mean?Now that we are done over a month of training and some secret testing in classes, you are probably wondering what the heck that was all for?!   We were able to pull out data from your workouts to create your power profile.Looking at the data, you can tease out […]

Resiliency & Rebound

Coaches CornerResiliency and Rebound! The Shelagh Coutts story Dr. Shelagh Coutts is the quiet and determined type.  In 2012, she was a “top 40 under 40” nominee as she became one of Canada’s top researchers on triage and treatment with stroke patients.  On her downtime, she is an avid cyclist with a love of mountain […]

The Power of the Pack

Training with others have been proven over and over again to yield better results for the majority of people. Not only does it push you just that little bit harder knowing your teammates are right there with you, but it also builds the sense of camaraderie on a team. It is also purposeful for the […]

One Rest Day or Two?

One Rest day or Two? Recently, Campagnolo, the famous Italian part manufacturer, wrote a short blog on what professional riders do on a rest day while competing in the Giro d’Italia.  Although these riders were high-end athletes, it was interesting to note what they did in order to perform well the next day.   The riders: […]

Size your Ride

Size your Ride! Bike Fit starts with your Torso We are getting outside and want to ride!  Bikes are super popular and people are thinking about their next new ride.  So, before you spend some cash, don’t you think you should figure out what bike is best for you?  You friend or spouse may have […]

Slow it Down…even more

A few weeks ago, a few of us at TCR took at Professional Mountain Bike Course for Instructors (PMBIA).  We did it to add some credibility to our upcoming camps and to properly learn how to teach mountain bike skills.  Although, we have been mountain biking for many years, teaching skills properly is a different […]

Signs of burnout and the Road back to Recovery

By Cory Fagan When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and said “I look tired and old!” The last 14 months of COVID and all the stresses associated can accumulate more than most people know. Signs of fatigue, poor sleep and a slower than normal recovery from exercise are common […]

From the Rink to Denali

From the Rink to Denali! By Coach Cory. One of my favourite jobs at TCR is helping people get information that is specific to them.  Over the years, I have seen a lot of “ex-athletes” come into our lab and ask for some direction.  They are used to succeeding in their previous sport but have […]

Systems vs Goals

By Coach Selina & Cory. We have been taught for so long that to ‘improve’ our lives, to make changes in a positive direction, we need to set ourselves goals. Think New Years Resolutions… here we are in March and how many of us are still following our resolutions? Research shows that the average length […]