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Are we coaching machines?

I have been in the cycling coaching business since 2000 and during this time I have seen the evolution of a huge amount of technology to try and make coaching a more exact science. Over all this time, the one thing that stands out for me is that we can have all the knowledge in…

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Fueling for the LONG race

We are getting close to the annual Coronation Double Century and a number of our athletes will be competing. Choosing the right nutritional plan to fuel your body at high intensity for 5 – 7 hours is tricky and all your training will mean little if you don’t get this right. Day before Eat normally…

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Working on Speed Skills

– Kim Le Court As we move into the “Base” part of the season we will be spending more time in the saddle enjoying our bikes on those long peaceful rides. While we won’t be doing too many all-out efforts, we need to take the time to hone in on our skills One of the…

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Yellow Pea Protein

Did you know that there are at least 10,000 different proteins in your body that make you what you are and keep you that way? It’s no secret, then, that protein is an essential part of our diet, but the debate as to the best source and the amount seems to be never ending. One…

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Tips for a Successful Berg and Bush

We are fast approaching the 2018 edition of one of the best stage races on the South African Calendar – The Berg&Bush. If you are doing one of the 3-day events you will be well aware that this is not a short dash. This is a proper, hard-core 3-day stage race and your nutrition during…

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Preparing for a Bike Packing Adventure

We are quite new to Bike Packing and as we approach our Second adventure we are considering what we learnt from our First adventure. The first question that we needed to ask ourselves when planning for the Bike Packing Adventure was; Are we camping or staying at an established accommodation? Knowing this helped us determine what we…

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Sweet Secrets of Sugar

The topic we want to avoid … because it is so nice  Why is sugar bad for you? Sugar causes glucose levels to spike and plummet Unstable blood sugar can leave you experiencing mood swings, fatigue, and headaches. It also contributes to cravings, which begins the cycle of false hunger. By contrast, those who avoid…

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Do you use the correct handlebar?

Many mountain bikers don’t give a lot of thought to handlebars. In our experience your handlebar can make a huge difference to your bike comfort and bike handling. With this blog we will chat a bit about the things to consider in choosing the best mountain bike handlebar for you. I am not going to…

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Getting Ready To Race

Its race day and you are ready to have the race of your life! The start line is where many of us get it totally wrong. The 2 main problems I have identified are: Incorrect warm-up Self-doubt Both of these are equally important and cannot be ignored if you want the race of your life. Warm-up…

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Tips on making your Training Journey more Meaningful

When your coach designs your coaching program, he/ she does it in such a way that you have time to train, your fatigue is managed and you feel strong for race day. Your coach designs this program specifically for you, but if you don’t listen to him/her you can’t expect to see any results. Have…

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