Eccentric Cycling for added strength

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 […]

Gear up for winter

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 […]

The ins and outs of strength training

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

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 for a refresher) we discussed heart rate training zones. These […]

Dr. Mike Posthumus is an accomplished academic with UCT’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine faculty and a coach with Science 2 Sport.

Polarised Training

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 […]