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Fasting and 5 lbs

Losing 5 lbs is great.  It’s noticeable and can make a difference in whatever you’re doing.  Your knees feel better, riding hills feels better and your tight pants feel better!  By working with many of the same clients over the last 15 years, you get to know what works for people without turning their life […]

In-season Strength

Core inhale, exhale video Importance of In-season Strength Training Proper periodization is important in the training of any sport. Generally, the year is divided into four seasons: Pre-season, Competition, Transition, and Off-season. Many know the importance of training during the off-season and pre-season, but competition strength training is just as important as performing the actual […]

Italy Cycling 2019

Our second annual cycling camp to Riccione, Italy concluded on June 9th.  We were blessed with wonderful weather and fabulous food.  The lunches and dinners were sooo good!  Maybe too good as our weights did not change after 600km!  New to this year was a two day trip into Tuscany.  We road over the Tuscan range and down into […]

Race Wheels. To Roll, or not to Roll

Mavic Cosmic Carbon Pro UST Wheelset Review by John Churchill I have been riding the same frame since the fall of 2016 and the bike was starting to really feel old and tired. This spring I decided that I would refresh it with a nice carbon wheel set from Mavic. Wheels make the biggest difference […]

Race Season Checklist

Are you ready for race season? by Selina Campbell The race season, especially here in Alberta is painfully short so it is easy for it to creep up on you before you know it and there you are at the start line.  But have you done a check to make sure you are fully prepared? […]

To Ride a FACTOR

The perks of being a partner in a bike shop and training centre.  My Experience with the FACTOR O2 Road Bike. I still like to “walk the talk” when it comes to the products we sell and endorse.  I encourage our staff to know more than the “info card” and inform clients of how a […]

Altitude Training and Your Lungs

Spring is on the way.  Outdoor rides, runs, hikes are booked in your calendar.  From a coaches perspective, it is interesting how the majority of training over the winter focuses on predominantly your legs.  We do spin classes, run intervals and lift weights repeatedly every week.Why?  Here are the main adaptations: Increased Leg Power and […]

Gluteal Activation

How to get “more oomph” into each pedal stroke   If you have been to any of our indoor cycling classes, you will hear a common phrase that all of our coaches say “engage your glutes!”    Why the gluteals?  They are the largest muscle group in the body and when engaged properly can either […]

Bike Fit. The importance of experimentation

The Importance of Bike Experimentation Protect Your Investment:“One Size does NOT Fit All”- Size First, Buy Second! A purchase of a new bike is an investment that is best done with guidance from experts advising you on components, accessories, features and benefits.  However, if your new bike doesn’t fit you won’t enjoy it and then it […]

Staying Motivated for the Year

Use a System to Build a Lifestyle The purpose of goal setting is to win the game, finish the race or take a line out of the bucket list.  Goals are powerful motivators to get moving and dedicated.  However, there is one catch.  What happens after the goal is achieved?  What happens if the event […]

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