Category: Physiology

HEAT CAMP – PLASMA VOLUME EXPANSION

HEAT CAMP III Imagine riding in Maui on a hot day with the ocean blowing a mist on you…hmm that’s nice!  Come with us to cleanse the spirit and lose a few pounds!  You will walk, ride or run in our Altitude Chamber at 10,000ft, the temperature will be jacked to 25 degrees Celsius with 75% […]

Your breakfast and fat burning

It’s December and the goal is to maintain your weight!  We are constantly researching and testing how food affects your fat burning.  Hands down, Fat Burning is what we all want, especially during the holidays.  From our research, it’s all about the breakfast.  Does you breakfast help or hinder your fat burning?  The above case […]

How High does your Heart Rate Go?!

How High does your Heart Rate Go?! Are you a fast beater or slow beater?   Has it changed over the years? You head to the gym and strap on your heart rate monitor.  First question, the computer asks you, how old are you?  Why?  It wants to know your maximum heart rate (HR max) so […]

Reducing the Burn – the Lactate Paradox

How Altitude Training is changing how we feel and perform Over the last two years, clients have repeatedly reported that they feel stronger, more powerful and recover faster after their Altitude exposures.  Our study used elite cyclists whom all reported a power increase from as low as 10 watts and up to 25 watts over […]

Time to take a break!

Selina Campbell, PhD It’s that time of year when the focus race/event is done for most people so now is ideal to do a little reset. I have my athletes take 3-4 weeks of totally unstructured training – even (*gasp*) leave their heart rate monitor and/or powermeter at home and go purely by feel – […]

Does your breakfast burn fat?

By Amanda Regnier, MSc. Strength & Conditioning   If you have been following our TCR Instagram account, you may have noticed a few posts on our metabolism study!  We often recommend our clients to focus on having foods high in protein/ fat and low in carbohydrates in the morning, to prolong fat burning.  To verify […]

Oh My Blood!

Oh, my Blood! It’s race week. Are you ready? Training camps are done. The goal you set this time last year is calling for closure. Are you ready? Have you trained enough? Is the equipment ready? What are you going to eat the day before and during your event? Have I booked the hotel?! These […]

The Secret to fitness

THE SECRET TO FITNESS It’s amazing how the lingo of cycling has grown each year to the point that a conversation between two riders can sound like “foreign code” to the non-cyclist.   “What’s your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) nowadays?”  How many TSS points did you accumulate over that FTP test? Do you do the 20 min FTP test […]

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