Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part two

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 second instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another selection of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from. See below for how to […]


The Rok of Monaco: training the world’s best cyclists

The world of professional cycling isn’t like many other mainstream sports where daily support is readily supplied by the teams. With riders spread all over the Europe in-between races, they sometimes need to find their own local support network of coaching, motorpacing, massage, etc. I first heard of “The Rok” in a casual conversation with […]


Training programs: one size fits all?

The one request I get more than any other is for training advice. Unfortunately this topic is not as simple and generic as you might think and I’m careful to avoid writing about it since I’m not an expert. However, I’ve asked former professional cyclist and level 2 cycling coach Helen Kelly to write about […]


Fast and furious: intensity is the key to health and fitness

One of my favorite websites, The Conversation has published a post on HIIT (high intensity interval training) which I thought many readers will find useful. This interests me in particular because I’ve always been taught about the importance of building an aerobic base before hitting the intensity. I’m not a sports scientist, but my experience […]


Starting From Scratch – Phase 2

Just over a month ago I began my journey back to fitness. I had a few months with next to no exercise, was feeling sluggish and overweight, and something needed to be done before it all slipped away from me. Reviving my aerobic base was the first order of importance. I was able to get […]


The Intensity Trap

We all know someone who thinks that if a ride doesn’t hurt, it’s a waste of time. He never goes for an easy ride and is always half-wheeling trying to push the pace. This person is always good in their training rides, but can never time their form when an important race approaches. This might […]


The Importance Of A Training Plan

Over the winter my training has completely fallen off. All I’ve been doing is riding, not training. I need to do this once in a while in order to relax and refresh, however I’ve been riding inconsistently, picked up some some bad habits, and haven’t achieved any decent results this winter. When I say “training”, I […]


PRO Training Secrets

Legend has it that Will Walker used to do 30 hill repeats up a popular difficult training road in Melbourne called Yarra St (off Kew Blvd). The thought of it alone makes my legs burn. Yesterday Will left an interesting comment that gave us some insight to some of his grueling training sessions. 


Amstel Climbing Intervals

images  by fotoreporter Sirotti Yesterday we saw the first of the Ardennes Classics, Amstel Gold.  These races are known for their hilly terrain that tend to suit a particular type of rider.  Guys like Cadel, Gerro, Gilbert etc tend to come to the front and shine in these races. Gerro said on Twitter the other […]


Happy New Year!

This past weekend brought the end to daylight savings here in Australia, while a few weeks earlier our friends in the Northern Hemisphere gained an hour of daylight. In either case this transition marks a new year in the mind of cyclists everywhere in the world. Luckily the shift in daylight and shorter days here […]