Grand Tours and Respiratory Function

TOOLBOX: Riding Grand Tours is about the hardest athletic gig that you can find. Over the years, scientists have tracked the power demands and its impact on different physiological systems. A new study explores how GTs affect respiratory function and symptoms. There is no doubt that riding a Grand Tour, let along being competitive or […]

Motivational Self-Talk: Say You, Say Me?

TOOLBOX: Self-talk has been used very successfully by both scientists and athletes to improve their performance. However, does it matter HOW you talk to yourself? Is it better to keep your talk in the first person tense or distance yourself to the second person tense? Primoz Roglič didn’t give up all the way to the […]

PEZ Top 10 Stories of 2020

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? While these dying days of the year are usually reserved for a warm look back at the hilights of the past 12 months, the only thinking about 2020 is “don’t let the door hit you […]

CYCLING ADDICTION Prevalence and Risks

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? We know very well that exercise and an active lifestyle provides huge benefits to our overall health. But even something as positive as exercise can become addictive and take over our lives for the worse. […]

Spine Stability Plus Hip Mobility

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? TOOLBOX: In part one of this series, we spoke about improving your performances and the importance of upper body movements and the ability to make your spine stiff. Here we add on the next step […]

Growing and Nurturing Motivation

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? Do you ever get the feeling you “don’t have the motivation?” Ever tell yourself you’ve “lost your drive”? As Vizzini advised Inigo Montoya in “The Princess Bride,” when this happens it’s time to go back […]

Muscle Typing and Response to Training Overload

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? We’ve looked at muscle fibre typology of world-class cyclists in different disciplines, and also how typology may affect recovery from high-intensity workouts. Now let’s explore how typology may affect the risk for overreaching after a […]

Muscle Typing and Recovery From HIIT

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what’s cool in road cycling? Last time we discussed the different muscle fibre typology of world-class cyclists in different disciplines. Now let’s explore what this might actually mean in terms of recovering from hard training. Track sprinters were at one […]

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