Tag: Dr. Mike Posthumus

Improving your torque

Training to improve your strength does not have to happen in a gym, so in this issue Dr Mike Posthumus briefly discusses how to improve your leg strength on the bike and why it is so important. When measuring the performance of your car’s engine, one of the critical measures […]

Racing with Power

In this issue Dr Mike Posthumus briefly discusses the benefits of using a power meter during racing. In the April Full Sus Coaching Column (read it at www.fullsus.co.za/training-with-power/), I discussed the benefits of training with a power meter and provided some alternatives if you could not afford a power meter. […]

Into thin air… altitude training at sea level!

I have started training for this year’s Wine2Whales, faithfully following Dr Mike Posthumus’ training program. Then I got a call from Xavier Scheepers, at BikePlus, and he proposed that I incorporate their Altitude Centre into the programme. Mike and the guys from Science2Sport have collaborated with the Altitude Centre and […]

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 […]

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. […]