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Do you want to know how training makes you faster? Listen in. Kolie is a leading expert in endurance, sprint, and strength training for cyclists. Kyle is a NASA scientist and national champion sprinter on the track.

Empirical Cycling is a coaching company specializing in individualized training plans for all cycling disciplines. If you like the podcast, please consider a donation at http://www.empiricalcycling.com/donate.html

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Do you want to know how training makes you faster? Listen in. Kolie is a leading expert in endurance, sprint, and strength training for cyclists. Kyle is a NASA scientist and national champion sprinter on the track.

Empirical Cycling is a coaching company specializing in individualized training plans for all cycling disciplines. If you like the podcast, please consider a donation at http://www.empiricalcycling.com/donate.html

    Ten Minute Tips #15: Periodizing Strength Training for Cycling Performance

    Ten Minute Tips #15: Periodizing Strength Training for Cycling Performance

    This episode takes a bird's eye view on periodizing strength training in your season including adaptation, hypertrophy, strength, maintenance if needed, and even more specific periodization suggestions for lifting into the season. How and when one might plan these phases, how long they would last, and other tangents such as single leg specific phases, deadlift choice, and a bonus rant on whether or not you should do plyometrics for cycling.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    200k: The Best And Worst Workouts

    200k: The Best And Worst Workouts

    Podcast listeners voted on our topic to celebrate 200k listens! In this purely editorial episode, we list our top 5 best and worst workouts, discuss what makes them good or bad, and how one might fix them. On the lists are ramp tests, group rides, using FTP as an anchor intensity, all out efforts, and many more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Watts Doc #34: Why Keto Is Not The Diet You're Looking For

    Watts Doc #34: Why Keto Is Not The Diet You're Looking For

    If you've ever thought about using the ketogenic diet for cycling, you may want to listen in. We look at a pair of modern classic studies that compare traditional high carbohydrate diets to periodized low carb and keto. This includes a study with, and a study without a carbohydrate re-adaptation period.​

    • 53 min
    Ten Minute Tips #14: Sets and Reps for Strength Training

    Ten Minute Tips #14: Sets and Reps for Strength Training

    Wonder how many reps to do in the gym? How many sets? This episode will help. We discuss typical set and rep ranges, how good they are for strength, hypertrophy, or maintenance, as well as in the context of periodization.

    • 55 min
    Ten Minute Tips #13: What Strength Exercises Should You Do?

    Ten Minute Tips #13: What Strength Exercises Should You Do?

    This discussion focuses on cyclists choosing exercises for strength training, and the hosts mostly stay on track. Topics included are high and low bar back squats vs front squat, lifting shoes, injury concerns, weight belts, and the bilateral deficit.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ten Minute Tips #12: Getting Into Strength Training

    Ten Minute Tips #12: Getting Into Strength Training

    Kolie and Kyle let their quads out in this wide ranging discussion of pointers for cyclists going into the gym for strength training. Topics touched on are gym basics, the importance of technique, weight progression, range of motion, functional training, RPE, 1 rep max testing, and easy gym days (deloading).

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Wakefield177 ,

Very interesting series on Vo2

The WattsDoc 18-21 is a must listen for anyone who really wants to understand Vo2 max.

MartinLightwood ,

Great podcast

Just stumbled across this but it’s fantastic insightful content

Still Chasing ,

Best cycling training podcast

In my view this is the best cycling training podcast as it is extremely well presented without being too dry and serious. The length of the podcasts are about right and the technical depth is perfect. I’ve listened to them a number of times in order to fully understand and appreciate what has been said. Fantastic 👍🏻

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