Base training is a waste of time

I’ve been riding my bike for over 13 years now and I’ve worked out that I’ve done at least 260 000 kilometers or 20 000 kilometers per year on average. In that time I’ve worked with several cycling coaches and tried many different training approaches for myself. In my racing days it was always traditional to take a month off from the bike and do 4 to 6 weeks of base training or aerobic foundation work after the racing season.Continue Reading

10 Tips for rapid recovery from arduous riding

We’ve all had those rides where we just feel absolutely fucked afterwards. I’m talking about getting home and falling asleep in full cycling kit, helmet and shoes included.

So how do you recover from such an onerous ride? Even better how do you recover as fast as possible so you can do it again tomorrow?

Here are my top 10 tips for rapid recovery from arduous training and racing:Continue Reading

How I get extremely fit in 4 weeks

So what template do I follow to get pro level fitness, why do I follow this template and what inspires me to keep going on days where I’d rather not roll out of bed?

I begin by setting specific goals for myself that I know I can achieve yet will still get me out of my comfort zone. I like to be specific because it allows my RAS (Reticular Activating System) to zone in on that with laser focus and as such maximizes my potential of achieving the goals.Continue Reading

You can push harder than you think you can and you must

When it comes to pushing yourself on the bike you can push a lot harder than you think you can. It is incredibly satisfying  when you’ve finished a race or a workout and you know that you gave it absolutely everything. This requires the mindset of  a fighter. You have to ride like a man posessed. A man possessed by passion, obsession and an unrelenting desire to push yourself to the absolute limit. You must unleash your killer instinct.Continue Reading