Posts by Taylor Thomas


Optimizing Strength-to-Weight Ratio While Staying Healthy

  

Striking the appropriate balance between your power output and weight is critical for a sustainable and healthy approach to training and racing. Many athletes try to maintain as low a weight as possible while still being powerful on the bike—but it can be difficult to hit that sweet spot. If weight loss is taken too […]


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Working with Assistant Coaches: Building a Culture of Trust and Success

  

The decision to add assistant coaches to your coaching business is exciting, and it's important to set the right tone from the very beginning. Coach Taylor Thomas explains how he has built a culture of trust with his colleagues.


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How a Tour de France Climber Trains for the World’s Toughest Mountains

  

You only have to look at them to know climbers are a different breed of cyclist. Here's how the very best in the world train for the Tour de France.


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Indoor Mountain Bike-Specific Workouts

  

Maybe winter hasn’t quite left your neighborhood, or maybe you just need to squeeze in a solid hour without leaving the house or lugging your bike onto the car. We get it. Here are some solid indoor MTB workouts guaranteed to give you the focus and specificity you need (minus the mud).


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Training with TSS vs. hrTSS: What’s the difference?

  

While both hrTSS and TSS give valuable insights into the physiological cost of a workout, there are important differences between the two that should be taken into account.


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3 Things Every Cyclist Should Do This Off-Season

  

Instead of putting in serious base mileage this off-season, focus on a post-season review, quality workouts and critical thinking to help you up your performance game next season.


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Iron Deficiency, Anemia and Endurance Athletes

  

Iron is a critical component for everyone, but is particularly important for athletes. Here is a primer on understanding more about iron, iron deficiency and anemia.


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Fiber Intake Guidelines for Endurance Athletes

  

Fiber is a crucial part of a healthy diet, but the intake requirements for endurance athletes are unique. Here’s a guide to understanding when and how much fiber to get in your diet.


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How to Improve an Athlete’s Racing Attitude and Expectations

  

These eight tactics will help you get your athlete’s race day plan and expectations in order before their next event.


How to Get Started Training with Power

  

Everything you need to know to get started training with power—from understanding key metrics to learning how to set and maintain your functional threshold.


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