CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS - training physiology

CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

Physiology

Understanding human physiology makes it easier to understand the rationale behind training recommendations. And understanding how your body "works" also gives you a rational starting point to begin to make modifications and personalize your own training program.

The three most important areas are:

  1. How your body uses food Calories to fuel your muscle cells. One can start with the basics or skip directly to the application of these principles.

  2. The importance fluids in training
  3. Cardiovascular physiology
For those of you interested, I've put a line on your Daily Mileage Log for Calories Expended. This is more for interest than anything else as your morning weights will be the best reflection of your overall energy balance (remember that a post ride weight is not the way to follow energy balance, but is the easiest way to decide if you have been adequately replacing fluids on your ride).

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