Category: Physiology

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health Audit Check – How much do you sit?!

So…. How is everyone doing almost one year into the pandemic?!  If you are like me, its starting to get really old.  All those home renos and new hobbies we took up with excitement last March are either completed or fallen by the wayside. And here we are, one year on, still pretty much locked […]

Periodization

Periodizaton – are you doing it? The cornerstone of Kinesiology and life-balance. Knowing and planning how to schedule pressure with rejuvenation. Pressure and stress are good. It’s how we cause change and growth physically as well as in our life.  But, just as important is the cycle of rejuvenation and rest. Without planned recovery, you will […]

Footbeds For Cycling

Do Footbeds Help For Cycling? February 27, 2020 Answer: Immensely! Maximizing your speed is the outcome of your ability to produce power and most clients that participate in TCR programming have this as one of their top goals.  PRODUCE MORE WATTS! Ultimately there are many factors that contribute to an increase in power on the bike. Ensuring […]