Enhanced muscle size and strength has been unequivocally shown to enhance cycling performance. It goes without saying that muscle size and strength is increased by strength training. However strength training may incorporate either predominantly concentric contractions or eccentric contractions. In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus briefly discusses the potential benefit […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus briefly reviews the scientific literature on bike fit, with special attention to optimal bike fit for improved performance and reduced injury risk. This column will discuss saddle height and saddle setback. The sport of cycling is riddled with anecdotes and traditions. Just as with […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus briefly discusses tips on gearing up for winter through indoor training. Winter is upon us and the inclement weather will be affecting most of us on a more regular basis. This is often a difficult time to maintain training focus and fitness. However, if […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus briefly reviews the scientific literature on the use of strength training to improve cycling performance. Strength training has recently become increasingly popular among cyclists. Although traditionally cyclists have been fearful of strength training due to a possible increase in body weight or muscle bulk. […]
Training with power and the use of power meters have become increasingly popular. In this article Dr Mike Posthumus discusses the benefits of training with power for all levels of riders. In the November Full Sus Coaching column (visit www.fullsus.co.za/regulars/the-coach-dr-mike-postumus for a refresher) we discussed heart rate training zones. These […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus discusses the how nutritional strategies may help those who are time-strapped get the most out of their training. In previous additions of this coaching column I have discussed topics such as polarised training, periodization, tapering and most recently high intensity training. But as I […]
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus shares his favourite high intensity training session, tips on how to best perform these sessions, together with the scientific evidence.
In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus discusses the use of altitude to enhance cycling performance. It may not be as simple as we think when we are faced with the various options.
In Mike Posthumus’ experience, one of the most common mistakes made by professionals or recreationally competitive cyclists is either not resting enough, or resting too much prior to their specific event.
Achieving maximal results with polarised training When searching the internet for training advice or even when reading the most popular cycling training books, you will soon realise there is a lot of conﬂicting thoughts about the most effective training strategies. In this month’s coaching column Mike Posthumus explains the beneﬁts […]