Fitness

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Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

What really happens to your cycling fitness if you're forced to take an extended break from the saddle? Physiologist Andrew Hamilton explains the consequences of the time off the bike

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Why core strength is important for cyclists

Cycling prowess is about more than just leg power: resistance training will help build the muscles that keep you stable in the saddle while increasing metabolic health and bone density,…

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Can subliminal messaging make you train harder?

Hidden messages in videos make cyclists train harder without realising it. That’s what a team of scientists at British universities have discovered from a bizarre experiment. They put seven men…