Posts by Mike Schultz

Strength and Flexibility Exercises for the Indoor Training Season


Indoor cycling is an efficient way to train, however it lacks many of the sport-specific movements of outdoor riding and can lead to overuse injuries and muscle imbalances. These eight bodyweight exercises will counteract these imbalances and help keep you pain free all winter long.

Does it Matter if Your Threshold Heart Rate is High or Low?


Threshold heart rate is used by endurance athletes and coaches to quantify training, set training zones, and more. How high, or low, this number is something that athletes either take pride in or want to change. However, as Mike Schultz explains, the number itself is highly individual and has little impact on your ability to perform to your potential.

4 Tips For a More Productive Off Season


Winter presents unique challenges to endurance athletes. While some embrace the elements, others look for ways to make the best of the situation. These four tips from coach Mike Schultz offer ways you can optimize your winter training.

The Primary Muscles Used for Cycling and How to Train Them


Take a detailed look at which muscles apply power during the phases of your pedal stroke. Then learn how to build those muscles to help you ride faster and stay injury free.

The Best Strength Exercises for Cyclists


Incorporating some simple strength exercises can be a great addition to your training routine. The following 8 exercises are the best way to gain strength you can use on the bike.

How Athletes Should Review Their Season


Before you begin planning next season, take the time to review last year. Looking back at what went right, and what didn't, can give you valuable insight into how to make this your best year.

Making the Most of Fall Season Training


The fall season can be a great time to continue building fitness before the weather gets too cold. Use these tips to take advantage of the season.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Overtraining?


How much time do you need to recover if you've overdone it? Mike Schultz shows you how to bring your body back to working order following severe overtraining.

Preparing for Cyclocross Season


Cyclocross season is around the corner. Use these simple tips and workouts to get ready for a successful and fun season of racing.

Functional Overreaching – Pushing the Limits on the Bike


It is no secret that to make gains in speed and fitness on the bike, pushing your limits while training is needed. But how far beyond your limits do you need to train in order to see or feel fitness gains?

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