Rider Resources

Get Ready for Cyclo-cross

Grant Harrison, M.S. Exercise Physiology Senior Consultant- Source Endurance   With the Cyclo-cross season just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing.  The recent surge in cyclo-cross racing has not only extended the cyclo-cross season in both directions, but has filled the calendar with a full road seasons worth of racing opportunities.…

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Athlete Highlight – Nate Prewitt

Nate Prewitt and I have been working together since the beginning. The very beginning, even before gaining a degree in Exercise Science I helped Nate get some training plans down on paper. Like from the movie Ninja Turtles when Master Splinter and Michelangelo drank the toxic waste and grew into lean, mean, fighting machines, Nate…

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Creating, Establishing and Committing to a Break Away

Creating, Establishing and Committing to a Break Away Adam Mills. Source Endurance, Senior Consultant   Welcome to the mid-season for road racing, 2015. All around the country, Source Endurance athletes have been taking chances and getting up the road only to have the breakaway attempt fail for a multitude of reasons. I thought I’d take…

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Testing protocols and the BSX insight

At Source Endurance we know that being on the cutting edge of research and technology makes us some of the best at what we do. Having attended the BSX insight launch in Boulder, Colorado this past year, we came away with valuable insight into the future of performance testing. Wanting to learn more about the…

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Winning the Race: Tactical Monologue and Analysis of New Braunfels Road Race

  “How do you win a bike race?” is a question I am often asked and the answer changes every race and situation but for myself the first thing I try to figure out what I have to do to win. What are my particular strengths and what do I have over the other riders I…

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Making the most of winter: Fat Biking

Winter in the midwest is tough to train in, especially the Great Lakes region where ice and snow make riding the road all but impossible. Many people turn to road and gravel riding,  or enduring the harsh elements on the roads they are used to riding in warmer months. Others take to cross country skiing,…

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Nutritional considerations to performance: Beet juice and Nitrate supplementation

When you look back at how you won your last race, you probably think about all the hard work in training that led you up to that point, how well you and your teammates read the race, or perhaps a tactically sound move that put you atop the podium. We are quick to give credit…

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Compression Garments: The Verdict

While most of the data indicate that the use of compression garments does not provide an advantage, there are a handful that do show possible benefits.  It is important, however, to tease out the possible causes and evaluate the efficacy of the items. For instance, Bringard, Perrey and Reaburn (2006) found that running economy may…

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Compression Garments: Moving Into Athletics

Previously, we discussed the mechanism by which compression garments aid people from a healthcare perspective as well as how their mechanism of action may not work in athletes.   However, as often seen in science and medicine, tools can be employed in ways not originally intended with great benefit. This is often due to some other…

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Compression Garments, Part I: Before they were used for sport

Working in the complimentary fields of medicine and exercise physiology can provide insight in to new ideas and products.   It can also aid in teasing out how the theories behind various practices are developed.  An example of this is the use of compression garments to aid recovery and increase performance.  While increased recovery or enhance…

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