Coaching

Do I need a powermeter?

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 […]

The Not So Sweet Spot

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 […]

DALDA Questionnaire

The Daily Analysis of of Life Demands for Athletes questionnaire (DALDA) is a DIY method of measuring your response to training. Complete the questionnaire honestly, daily and keep your responses on file. If you indicate “Worse than Normal” for a particular stressor for three days in a row it’s time to […]

Ask Dr Mike

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers readers training related questions regarding indoor trainers and strength training.  “Dear Dr Mike I’ve committed to a rigorous Science to Sport training program to prepare me for the 2015 Cape Pioneer Trek. I train early mornings and have already started having difficulty training […]

Skills: Part II

This month, ladies, Diana Carolin will take a deeper look into your riding skills, your biggest obstacle, and hopefully she can help with a few tips she’s picked up along the way. First though I’d like to share a major fear that I had when I starting out and how […]

XCO vs XCM training

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers a reader’s training related question regarding the similarities and differences between an Olympic distance cross country training programme and a marathon or stage race specific training programme. Reader Question Dear Dr Mike Thank you for the high quality columns. I recently purchased a […]

Constant Stiff Legs?

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus answers a reader’s training related question about why he just couldn’t shake off his constantly stiff legs. Dear Dr Mike I just would like to know how I can get rid of my stiff legs. I am a road cyclist, mountain biker and runner. […]