Coaching

Indoor trainers – Which is best?

  8 months ago

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus reviews the Tacx Neo and the Wahoo KICKR in a head to head battle. As many of my closer friend and colleagues may know, I am a great proponent of indoor training. Yes, it is not as stimulating as riding outside, but when time is a limiting factor, you…

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Cycling Training for Boys or Girls

  10 months ago

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers a reader’s training related question regarding professional cycling coaching for your children. “Dear Dr Mike, My son is 14 years old and absolutely besotted with cycling. He loves mountain biking and has done a few cross country races for his school in the Spur Mountain Bike league. I…

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Maintaining Fitness over Winter

  1 year ago

This issue Dr Mike Posthumus responds to a reader’s question about the best ways to stay fit over winter and if he should invest in an indoor trainer. Dear Dr Mike I always find that I tend to get quite unfit and put on a bit of weight during winter. What do you recommend I…

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Setting Your Training Zones

  1 year ago

This issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers Jon’s question on how to determine training zones. Dear Dr Mike I always read about training zones, but not sure the best way to set my training zones. Could you please advise how I should set my training zones? Also how do I use these training zones to improve…

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Epic Advice

  1 year ago

With the Absa Cape Epic just around the corner Dr Mike Posthumus has addressed some common questions to settle any nerves and help you ace the last two weeks of prep. As the Cape Epic approaches, we thought it would be perfect timing to rather pick our coach, Dr Mike’s brain for advice for those…

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The Clock is Ticking

  1 year ago

With the first race of the year, the Attakwas, now behind them Craig Kolesky and Rudolf Zuidema talk you through the final stages of preparation for the 2016 Cape Epic. So the holidays are over and the back-to-work blues are kicking in. Despite the months of training behind us Attakwas is always the Litmus Test…

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Beating the Plateau

  1 year ago

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers a reader’s question on how to improve without following a specific training programme. Dear Dr Mike, I seem to have hit a plateau with my riding. I’m riding as much as I realistically can, about 6 to 8 hours a week. I don’t really like to follow training…

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Should I be a STRAVAsshole?

  2 years ago

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus discusses some of the benefits of STRAVA.  “Dear Dr Mike These days everyone seems to be on Strava. All my mates use Strava to record their rides and upload it for bragging rights. I’ve always avoided creating an account since I didn’t want to become a STRAVAsshole, sprinting across…

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Do I need a powermeter?

  2 years ago

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers a reader’s training related question about whether or not he needs a powermeter. Dear Dr Mike, All my riding partners seem to have recently purchased powermeters. They have all been convinced that you are not able to train without one. I would like to know how much better…

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The Not So Sweet Spot

  2 years ago

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers a reader’s training related question regarding the infamous training “sweet spot”. Dear Dr Mike I have read a lot of contrasting information about what has been called “the sweet spot”. Some recommend training in this zone and others warn to avoid it. What do you recommend? Regards, Andy…

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