Posts by Jim Rutberg

3 Mistakes You Can Fix With Quadrant Analysis in WKO4


Knowing how you generate your power is as important as knowing how much power you create. Coach Jim Rutberg explains how you can use Quadrant Analysis in WKO4 to fix three common mistakes athletes make when it comes to how they pedal.

How Athletes Can Survive the Cold and Flu Season


Winter is a particularly difficult time for endurance athletes to remain healthy. These tips from coach Jim Rutberg will help you avoid coming down with a cold or the flu and help you lessen your time on the couch if you do get sick.

The Myth of Winter Base Training For Cyclists


Many cyclists look to the winter as a time to build their base fitness. However, this long held concept may not be the most effective way to train during the colder months. Coach Jim Rutberg explains why you don’t need to put in big miles to improve your fitness.

The Top 5 Fitness Benefits of Racing Cyclocross


More and more cyclists are thinking about picking up the sport of cyclocross. Besides being fun, there are other great reasons to get started in this off-beat sport. Coach Jim Rutberg outlines five benefits of racing cyclocross, giving you more reasons to get started this year.

5 Expectations Your Coach Has of You


The coach-athlete relationship requires several key elements to be effective. Coach Jim Rutberg outlines what coaches expect from their athletes in order to build a strong relationship that leads to performance gains.

6 Goal Setting Mistakes To Avoid


Setting the right goals can be a difficult process. Use these tips to avoid common mistakes and set goals that you can realistically achieve.

How to Maximize Your Winter Base Training


Many riders view winter as a time to build their base fitness. However, coach Jim Rutberg believes in a different approach to winter training. Follow his non-traditional guidelines he sets out to maximize your winter training.

3 Indoor Cycling Workouts Under 1 Hour


Almost every cyclist is faced with the same limiting factor- time. Especially with the weather changing and the days getting shorter, time is more valuable than ever. Here are three workouts that will get you fit in under 1 hour.

Guidelines for Returning to Training After an Injury


Injuries are an unfortunate part of every athlete's life. The road to recovery depends on the injury placement and severity. Here are some guidelines to help you get back into your training.

How to Safely Reach Your Optimal Race Weight


Weight is often a concern of the endurance athlete and can positively or negatively influence your performance. Here are some tips to help you reach your optimal racing weight in a safe manner.

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