185 episodes

Coach Adam Pulford delivers actionable training advice and answers your questions in short weekly episodes for time-crunched cyclists looking to improve their cycling performance. The Time-Crunched Cyclist Podcast (formerly The TrainRight Podcast) is brought to you by the team at CTS - the leading endurance coaching company since 2000. Coach Adam pulls from over a decade of coaching experience and the collective knowledge of over 50+ CTS Coaches to help you cut throught the noise of training information and implement proven training strategies that’ll take your performance to the next level.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist Podcast by CTS CTS

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    • 4.4 • 67 Ratings

Coach Adam Pulford delivers actionable training advice and answers your questions in short weekly episodes for time-crunched cyclists looking to improve their cycling performance. The Time-Crunched Cyclist Podcast (formerly The TrainRight Podcast) is brought to you by the team at CTS - the leading endurance coaching company since 2000. Coach Adam pulls from over a decade of coaching experience and the collective knowledge of over 50+ CTS Coaches to help you cut throught the noise of training information and implement proven training strategies that’ll take your performance to the next level.

    Episode 185: Time-Crunched Cyclist Q&A - How Often Should Cyclists Redo Bike Fits?

    Episode 185: Time-Crunched Cyclist Q&A - How Often Should Cyclists Redo Bike Fits?

    Episode 185 of "The Time-Crunched Cyclist Podcast" is a quick one, at just about 11 minutes, but it's packed with great, practical information about checking and confirming your bike fit.

    Questions in this episode:
    How often should cyclists redo bike fits?How do you translate bike fit measurements from bike to bike?ASK A QUESTION FOR A FUTURE PODCAST
    Host
    Adam Pulford has been a CTS Coach for more than 13 years and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He's participated in and coached hundreds of athletes for endurance events all around the world.
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    • 11 min
    Episode 184: Best Workouts to Improve Pedal Stroke

    Episode 184: Best Workouts to Improve Pedal Stroke

    Topics in This Episode:
    Recap of "Science of a Great Pedal Stroke" podcast (Episode 183)Why cyclists should train the full range of cadences"Normal" cadence ranges for different types of cyclingHow to train different cadences (low, high, high + high power)Fast Pedal workout (high cadence, low power)Muscle Tension workout (low cadence, high torque)Power Intervals (high cadence, high power)Sprinting!Resources:
    Youtube video of this episodeYoutube video of episode 183  (includes visuals described in audio version)Articles: Everything to Know About Pedaling to Maximize Your Cycling PowerWhy and When to Use Low-Cadence Intervals in Cycling Training Cycling Cadence: How Fast Should You Pedal for Ideal PerformanceResearch: Influence of duty cycle on the time course of muscle fatigue and the onset of neuromuscular compensation during exhaustive dynamic isolated limb exerciseOptimal cadence selection during cycling : review article | International SportMed JournalASK A QUESTION FOR A FUTURE PODCAST
    Guest: Charlie Livermore
    Charlie Livermore first worked in Pro Cycling in 1989 with the Wheaties-Schwinn Cycling Team. Then he worked with Chris Carmichael at USA Cycling before spending three years with the Coors Lite Cycling Team, and finally seven years at the helm of the Volvo/Cannondale Pro MTB Team. In 2004, Charlie founded and operated a cycling performance center in Northern California. In 2006 he co-founded Continuum Sports, the management company of the BMC Pro Cycling Team. He joined CTS as a coach in 2011.
    Host
    Adam Pulford has been a CTS Coach for more than 14 years and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He's participated in and coached hundreds of athletes for endurance events all around the world.


    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform

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    • 47 min
    Episode 183: The Science Behind a Great Pedal Stroke, with Coach Charlie Livermore

    Episode 183: The Science Behind a Great Pedal Stroke, with Coach Charlie Livermore

    Key topics in this episode:
    How power is produced through the pedal strokeThe muscle used for producing power on the bikeTorque effectiveness and the creation of an effective pedal strokeSynchronizing the top and bottom of your pedal stroke Resources:
    Youtube video of this episode  (includes visuals described in audio version)Articles: Everything to Know About Pedaling to Maximize Your Cycling PowerWhy and When to Use Low-Cadence Intervals in Cycling Training Cycling Cadence: How Fast Should You Pedal for Ideal PerformanceResearch: Influence of duty cycle on the time course of muscle fatigue and the onset of neuromuscular compensation during exhaustive dynamic isolated limb exerciseOptimal cadence selection during cycling : review article | International SportMed JournalASK A QUESTION FOR A FUTURE PODCAST
    Guest: Charlie Livermore
    Charlie Livermore first worked in Pro Cycling in 1989 with the Wheaties-Schwinn Cycling Team. Then he worked with Chris Carmichael at USA Cycling before spending three years with the Coors Lite Cycling Team, and finally seven years at the helm of the Volvo/Cannondale Pro MTB Team. In 2004, Charlie founded and operated a cycling performance center in Northern California. In 2006 he co-founded Continuum Sports, the management company of the BMC Pro Cycling Team. He joined CTS as a coach in 2011.
    Host
    Adam Pulford has been a CTS Coach for more than 14 years and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He's participated in and coached hundreds of athletes for endurance events all around the world.


    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform

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    • 51 min
    Episode 182: Designing a Velocity-Based Strength Training Plan, with Coach Kellie Moylan

    Episode 182: Designing a Velocity-Based Strength Training Plan, with Coach Kellie Moylan

    Key topics in this episode:
    Review of Velocity-Based TrainingCoach Kellie's process for starting a programEstablishing good formWhen to add speed and load componentsKeys to building a programThree main movementsDesigning a weekly programResources:
    Kellie Moylan: Coach Profile: Kellie Moylan - CTS Cycling CoachArticles for Further Research::Researched Applications of Velocity Based Strength TrainingVelocity-Based Training: From Theory to ApplicationVBT Manipulation & PrescriptionMore Great Resources:https://www.youtube.com/@TheMovementSystemStrength vs Hypertrophy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfW86aNuR1QCatylyst Athletics Library: https://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/ASK A QUESTION FOR A FUTURE PODCAST
    Guest: Kelly Moylan
    Kellie Moylan is a performance coach who works with athletes throughout the world. She has been coaching endurance sports and strength training for over 20 years. Kellie works one on one with athletes in her own gym with the use of Olympic style weightlifting or portions of the lifts depending on the goals and needs of each athlete. 
    Certifications:
    USA Cycling Level 1, NSCA USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach, USA Track and Field Level 3, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach with NSPA, Certified Program Design with NSPA, Certified Weightlifting with NSPA, Certified Speed and Agility NSPA, International Youth and Conditioning CoachHost
    Adam Pulford has been a CTS Coach for more than 14 years and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He's participated in and coached hundreds of athletes for endurance events all around the world.


    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform

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    • 35 min
    Episode 181: Boosting Endurance Training with Velocity-Based Strength Training

    Episode 181: Boosting Endurance Training with Velocity-Based Strength Training

    Key topics in this episode:
    Weightlifting vs. Strength TrainingHow do we develop strength and power in an athlete at the gym?How does Velocity-Based Training (VBT) work?Kellie's "Train fast to be fast" methodResources:
    Kellie Moylan: Coach Profile: Kellie Moylan - CTS Cycling CoachArticles for Further Research::Researched Applications of Velocity Based Strength TrainingVelocity-Based Training: From Theory to ApplicationVBT Manipulation & PrescriptionMore Great Resources:https://www.youtube.com/@TheMovementSystemRate Coding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLkrdozT6QRate of Force Development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZlVoH8MWk0 Strength vs Hypertrophy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfW86aNuR1QASK A QUESTION FOR A FUTURE PODCAST
    Guest: Kelly Moylan
    Kellie Moylan is a performance coach who works with athletes throughout the world. She has been coaching endurance sports and strength training for over 20 years. Kellie works one on one with athletes in her own gym with the use of Olympic style weightlifting or portions of the lifts depending on the goals and needs of each athlete. 
    Certifications:
    USA Cycling Level 1, NSCA USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach, USA Track and Field Level 3, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach with NSPA, Certified Program Design with NSPA, Certified Weightlifting with NSPA, Certified Speed and Agility NSPA, International Youth and Conditioning CoachHost
    Adam Pulford has been a CTS Coach for more than 14 years and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He's participated in and coached hundreds of athletes for endurance events all around the world.


    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform

    GET FREE TRAINING CONTENT

    Join our weekly newsletter

    CONNECT WITH CTS

    Website: trainright.com
    Instagram: @cts_trainright
    Twitter: @trainright
    Facebook: @CTSAthlete

    • 31 min
    Episode 180: Time-Crunched Cyclist Q&A - Running for cyclists? Anaerobic intervals year round?

    Episode 180: Time-Crunched Cyclist Q&A - Running for cyclists? Anaerobic intervals year round?

    Questions in this episode:
    How should I incorporate running with primary cycling training plan (without getting injured)?Should high-intensity anaerobic intervals be done year round, even occasionally, or only during event-specific buildup?Addressing the numbering of podcast episodes for easier searchingASK A QUESTION FOR A FUTURE PODCAST
    Host
    Adam Pulford has been a CTS Coach for more than 13 years and holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He's participated in and coached hundreds of athletes for endurance events all around the world.
    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform

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    Website: trainright.com
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Tom Tom review ,

Interesting but...

Big fan of CTS and Chris C.
Good history look back.
Not sure there was much applicable to my daily training so I’m hoping future episodes reveal more knowledge and insights. Pace of podcast could have just a bit more energy.

G Triffon ,

Great Stuff!

I am returning to cycling this season after a several-year layoff and this podcast provides the perfect blend of motivation and information to help keep my training on track. Thanks to Adam and everyone at CTS. Keep ‘em coming!

d4ang ,

CTS

Loved my experience with CTS in CO years ago and unforgettable bucket list experience from Snowmass/ Aspen to Denver . The advice training and support was superlative although expensive. The experience as participant in Peloton will always be the best experience ever .

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