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).
Patrick Smith joins Kolie for a conversation about athlete and coach mentality and relationships, and how to not accidentally rickroll yourself or coaching clients. Included are the usefulness of rigid rules in training and racing, goals vs. values, dealing with disappointment, and why common psychological evaluations don't work with athletes.
Patrick Smith contact:
TrainingPeaks Articles by Patrick Smith:
How To Stop Rickrolling Your Clients
When To Ignore Your Clients
Informed consent form for Patrick's current study:
Behavioral studies referenced (including the "button study")
Dissertation on Crossfit athletes and mental toughness
In this episode Kolie asks Empirical Cycling coach Alex Carmona and coach Taylor Warren about their first full season racing USA Crits. We discuss highs and lows, the importance of cornering and positioning, and working up the USA Crits team pecking order. Alex and Taylor also put on their coach hats and go in depth about managing fitness and fatigue in a season, having a "fitness reservoir," hot takes on warmups, and tire widths and pressures.