Intermittent fasting for cyclists: does it work and should you try it?
Every year there’s a couple of diet trends that grab the public’s attention. If 2013 was paleo year, 2014 in Australia was all about Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and Intermittent Fasting, otherwise known as the 5:2 diet. We’ve previously covered LCHF diets and cycling performance, so in this article sports dietitian Alan McCubbin takes […]
New year’s resolutions and goal setting – approaches that work
Now that the calendar has ticked over most of us will be setting some new year’s resolutions. According to Google search trends, most of those resolutions involve diet and fitness and I’m sure many of you reading are looking at those from a performance perspective. Psychologist Justin Coulson takes a look at goal setting strategies […]
Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part five
Over the past few months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this fifth instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from.
Why we race: the psychology of winning and what motivates us
For any given bike race there can only be one winner. For many of us, a win may come only once in a season and that one fleeting moment is what makes it so highly addictive. Some of us will even never get experienced that indescribable feeling. We’re all competitive for different reasons and in […]
11 tips to make you a better crit racer
Let’s face it: we all love reading tips on how to improve as riders. And with criterium season in full swing here in Australia, what better time to consider some tips on how to be a better crit racer? In this first collaboration with National Road Series (NRS) team CharterMason-Giant, Jono Lovelock pulled together some […]
Cycling and Type 1 Diabetes: how the pros manage
Ride, eat, sleep, repeat. That’s how many of us would love to live. The freedom to ride (or race) our bike whenever we want, to eat what we want (within reason) and to get a good night’s sleep before doing it all again. Sure, there are family commitments, work and other demands on our time. […]