The Supplements We Use

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Adageo Energy Pro Cycling) The most common questions I get as a professional bike racer surround the subject of nutrition. What do you eat on and off the bike and what kind of supplements do you take? I’ve previously addressed the question regarding diet in my article The Pistachio Diet but the supplementation question is a bit more elusive. There is a sense of … [Read more...]

The Training Series – The Skills Clinic

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Liquid Fitness Coaching and Adageo Energy Pro Cycling Team) The Skills Clinic When it comes to working on cycling skills, I always tell people the same thing. If you think you might need to improve your skills you probably should. If you don’t think you need work on your skills, you definitely should There are a number of reasons to take one precious … [Read more...]

The Training Series – Climbing Part 2

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Liquid Cycling) As we've seen in France during July, time trials and the climbing are the two primary triggers for stage racing success, with Contador signaling the return of explosive climbers to the top steps of the podium. Last month we discussed the first series of training and technical tips on climbing, and today we focus on the mental strategies to … [Read more...]

Cleat Placement – A How To

Written by: Aram Bike Fitter at Predator Cycling We have been getting a lot of questions on cleat placement so we thought it would be a good idea to answer them. It is not as simple as so many people make it out to to be, “Just place the cleat center at the ball of your foot and center line of the shoe”. What is many times overlooked is that everything works together, the way the cleat is … [Read more...]

The Concept of Power Part IV

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Liquid Cycling) In this fourth and final installment of “The Concept of Power” series, we will apply all the elements discussed so far towards using an actual power meter to improve your riding. By now, you are equipped with the appreciation and the understanding of why power based training can encourage smart, efficient cycling. Whether or not you currently … [Read more...]

Fat Legs: Cycling’s Real Image Issue

Ever noticed your shop ride is missing a certain je ne c'est quoi? Sure, you've got the cocky team riders in matching kits who'll duke it out at hills and sprint points, and those ever-suffering sleeveless-jersey wearing triathletes on their slick bikes with funny looking handlebars who will go off the front from the start and assiduously avoid drafting better than 60's hippies headed north … [Read more...]

The Pistachio Diet – Part II

Written by: Josh Horowitz Due to popular demand stemming from last month’s Pistachio Diet article, I have decided to write a follow up piece with specific dietary recommendations for cyclists looking to get the most out of the food they eat. Clarifications The thing that seems to cause the most confusion for athletes, dieters and the general public is the common use and mis-use of the … [Read more...]

Compact Crank or Not To Compact Crank?

Question: Hi, I see so many cyclists spinning at higher cadence than i and I wonder if I should go to a compact crank. I have a triple cassette so i wonder if I'm not using it to my advantage or if I even need a compact with a triple. When I shift into the middle ring, yes my cadence goes up but my speed goes down so I'm confused how to keep both the cadence and speed higher. If you have any … [Read more...]

The Concept of Power – Part III

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Liquid Cycling) Here’s something the power meter industry doesn’t want you to know. You can measure power output without a power meter. Ok, it’s not really a big secret, but this segment of the training series brings us back around to my original notion of “Training with the concept of power”. To me, power, more than it is a number or a graph or a … [Read more...]

The Concept of Power

Written by: Josh Horowitz ( Part I Have you heard the saying in cycling that any training program, even a bad one is better than no program at all? Sounds crazy, but it’s true to some extent. There is no better recipe for at worst over training and at best hitting a long flat plateau than going out every day without a clear idea of what you are trying to accomplish and … [Read more...]