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Episode #131 – Energy Systems Explained

Episode #131 – Energy Systems Explained


Energy systems drive all of our activity on the bike. Understanding them will help you to focus your training and optimise your nutrition. The 3 energy systems will also help you understand training zones.

Episode #129 – Race Day Team Tactics

Episode #129 – Race Day Team Tactics


How did Eric Marmotte win the US Pro National Championships in 2014? We take a look at his win while also looking at all the different options that were available to Marcotte and Team Smart Stop.