About: Andrew Randell and Steve Neal run The Cycling Gym in Toronto. Their coaching is based on the premise that cyclists should take a complete approach to their training, which encompasses cycling, strength and conditioning, and stretching.
The Cycling Gym November 17, 2016
Add this drill to your trainer workout to boost your pedalling performance
The Cycling Gym May 17, 2016
With the right data displayed on your head unit, you’ll nail your efforts
The Cycling Gym April 21, 2016
How to get through that 160-km ride you’ve been hoping to do without bonking.
The Cycling Gym March 16, 2016
Using cadence effectively to handle changes of pace in the peloton.
The Cycling Gym March 1, 2016
When you roll down some singletrack on your mountain bike, all kinds of obstacles lie in your path. Roots, trees, rocks and rutted trails are all conspiring to knock you off your bike.
The Cycling Gym January 12, 2016
Learn to spin better with cadence pyramid drills. You’ll be able to handle surges in groups rides much easier.
The Cycling Gym November 10, 2015
For ‘cross, how do you best manage your efforts and energy for the length of the season?
The Cycling Gym May 19, 2015
Stretching is an often overlooked but important part of becoming a better cyclist. Hamstrings, quads and calves are all obvious […]
The Cycling Gym March 4, 2015
Adequate hamstring mobility has a direct effect on your cycling performance. The quadriceps and hamstrings are antagonistic muscles: when the one fires the other shuts off. Think of kicking a ball. As the leg is swinging toward the limit of its range of motion, the hamstrings fire, shutting off the quadriceps to ensure that your leg doesn’t go beyond its range. A limited range of motion means a shorter, weaker kick. A similar scenario plays out on the bike. When your hamstrings lack range of motion, they turn on during the pedal stroke, shutting off the quadriceps and hindering the power you can produce.
The Cycling Gym December 28, 2014
A perfect workout for the trainer is the Ultimate Plus, developed by Guy Thibault from the University of Montreal’s department of kinesiology. The workout doesn’t have prescribed heart rate or power zones. In addition to being a challenging workout, the Ultimate Plus is also an excellent exercise in developing your pacing.