Rider Resources

Ischemic Preconditioning

One interesting aspect of studying exercise physiology is the ability to incorporate a multi-discipline approach to developing new ideas. The major underlying theme is the body being placed under a form of stress and monitoring the response. The crossover between exercise science and medical research is well founded as it’s not uncommon to see researchers…

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Early Season Stages of Grief

Denial–  I’m fit.  I’m just having a bad day. Anger–  I’m so mad I let myself get so unfit. I’m getting fit now!  These guys are a-holes for showing me I’m unfit. Bargaining–  If I get through this, I’m going to start training 30 hours a week so I’m never unfit again. Depression–  I’m so…

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Invaluable

This post really has nothing to do with fitness, coaching or anything of performance value.  Actually, it reminded me exactly why it is so very difficult to write about things that truly move you……. Sometimes it takes an event that can described as nothing except sorrowful to give you a bold reminder of your mortality.…

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Join SE: 500k Training Camp with Kristian House p/b Nelo’s Cycles

Camp Flyer HERE  All Source Endurance clients, ask about your special pricing! Spend 5 days training with the former British National Champion on the sameroads he uses to prepare for his upcoming race season. These same roads androutes have led him to great successes in previous seasons, now you can takeadvantage of the phenomenal training…

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Mid Season CX Musings… but coming a little late.

As the cross (CX) season begins its final push towards Nationals and Master's Worlds, some random thoughts come to mind. CX is as much a learning process as it is an endurance sport: Source Endurance has done a couple CX clinics this fall with the goal of providing the basic skills from which a solid…

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2012 CX National Championships- Men Elite Prediction

Tim Johnson.  That's my prediction and barring injury or illness at this point of the season, and I'm sticking to it.  I told a few friends back in September that the one who will win CX Nationals will only begin to see championship form around Thanksgiving.  And I'll followup the statement with this, “the guys…

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The Off Season: It Will Make or Break the Coming Season

By: John Hobbs, Senior Consultant The passing of the Road World Championships tells the time of the year.  CX-ers are gritting their teeth during eye-popping efforts, winter athletes are preparing for the transition to snow, and roadies have rounded out their season and wrapping up their time off.  That time off is just where the…

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Cyclocross Course Design, Technical skills, Fitness

Groups of riders usually signal un-technical riding.Photo Credit: Lyne Lamoureux Following some recent races both at the national and local level, some have been asking, commenting, and wondering how Cyclocross (CX) course design plays into the outcome of the race.  This proves a very interesting topic and something that could be debated indefinitely.  But first…

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The problem with applying science to training.

John Hobbs, MEd Senior Consultant Many of our athletes have a history of marginally following haphazard training plans or blindly trusting current and old training fads, which had effectively prevented them from realizing most of their athletic potential.  As we have learned from our clients, equally detrimental is the blanket application of scientific literature to…

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