10 Cycling Tips to Get Faster

Which aspect of your training you want to work on will determine the length and intensity of the interval. In general, a good block of interval training can be done in an hour or less. This can be a good break from the long hours in the saddle, but shouldn't be done more than a few times a week—and make sure to get plenty of rest in between. Break down your training into macro (yearly) and micro (weekly) segments to ramp up your intervals at the right time during the year.

Practice Yoga

Yoga is another way to build core strength and become more flexible. It can also improve breathing and help to relax tense muscles on the bike. A flexible, relaxed athlete is a better athlete. Combine this with your resistance/cross-training days and you will be on your way.

More: Yoga for Cyclists: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Try a Cycling Coach

Find a good coach to develop a personalized training program. This can help a cyclist to set attainable goals and tweak training programs as problems arise. A coach can also help to plan your training around a particular race and offer other services such as nutrition plans or specific drills to improve pedaling technique based on your individual weaknesses. Find a good coach in your area by searching the USAC or USAT websites. Most coaches are set up to help any athlete anywhere in the world through the Internet.

More: Do You Need a Cycling Coach?

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About the Author

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a certified coach from Atlanta, Georgia. He has earned coaching certifications from USA Cycling and Group Fitness. He enjoys BMX, Mountain Biking, and Road Cycling. He is also a race director, coach for local club cycling teams and a member of the board for cycling advocacy. You can visit Kevin at Leadpackcycling.com
Kevin Lee is a certified coach from Atlanta, Georgia. He has earned coaching certifications from USA Cycling and Group Fitness. He enjoys BMX, Mountain Biking, and Road Cycling. He is also a race director, coach for local club cycling teams and a member of the board for cycling advocacy. You can visit Kevin at Leadpackcycling.com

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