Tag Archives: cycling

Why pedestrian and bike friendly cities are better than exercise

    My recent trip to the ACSM annual meeting dramatically underscored the impact that walkable and bike able communities can have on daily activity patterns. In just a few short years, Denver, CO, has made huge strides to its pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, creating a community that accommodates both...
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Pacing: A case for pace feedback (or not?)

Sweat Science reports on a recent ACSM presentation, research Luke McIlvenna from the UK investigated whether pacing feedback improved 5 k running performance in a group of 8 runners. Using a randomized cross-over study*, runners did each of the following trials: No distance feedback provided Feedback after each kilometer Continuous feedback...
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Bullshit Science: Advertisements are not research

One of the trends I think we’ve all seen in recent years are the number of formerly good websites that disguise paid advertisements as independent articles. In fact, it has become difficult for me to actually read an article on any Competitor website (e.g., Velo) article without feeling like someone...
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Blood lactate and thresholds: another look

A couple of months ago I read an article by Dr. Inigo San Milan, a leading exercise scientist and training consultant. In it he explains the in’s and outs of lactate and lactate threshold. As far as layperson article goes, its hits the mark, and far be it from me...
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VO2 Max Part II: What it is not and why that matters

How to increase your VO2 Max, and why you can’t I am amazed at how so many coaches contradict and confuse VO2 Max and power at VO2 Max (PMax), and try to convince you that you need to increase your max with certain types of intervals, most typically those in...
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