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ARTICLES BY Bruce Hendler
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  • Tuesday January 14, 2014

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    Training preparations for a strong cycling season: As we enter the New Year and rapidly approach the 2014 race season it’s important to ask yourself some guiding questions. These are three questions I ask my cycling athletes every year and are a crucial factor in their performance. Be honest and give them some thought before answering.

  • Tuesday November 12, 2013

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    As we move into the offseason, there are two major areas we review as part of last year's season: the training plan and the races. What did we take away that was positive and what needs to be addressed going into 2014?

  • Tuesday September 24, 2013

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    More than ever with all the controversy in professional cycling the last few years, focusing on a proper environment for younger riders to develop, with strong support and mentorship and a process rather than result-driven philosophy is critical to the future of the sport.

  • Tuesday August 13, 2013

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    Working with young developing athletes is, without a doubt, one of the more satisfying areas of the sport to be involved with as a cycling coach. In today's Toolbox Bruce Hendler takes a look at different aspects to look at in a cyclist's development to help them reach their maximum potential.

  • Tuesday June 11, 2013

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    Cycling coaches have an endless stream of athletes visiting us and talking about a variety of different subjects. So instead of focusing this article on one specific topic, I thought I would share some random thoughts that are discussed every day at our training center.

  • Tuesday April 16, 2013

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    So you’ve paid your dues, you’ve earned your upgrade points through some combination of consistent results and victories. It’s time to go to the next level of the sport. It can be a difficult move, so here are some tips as you “reward” your hard work and dedication.

  • Tuesday December 18, 2012

    First, let me wish everyone out there who reads our articles a Happy Holidays from AthletiCamps! 2012 has been a great year and we are looking forward to an even better 2013. It’s been a while since I wrote a Pro Shop article. I have recently had the pleasure of working with both Alison Tetrick (Exergy TWENTY16) and Robin Farina (NOW/Novartis.)

  • Tuesday October 9, 2012

    It’s the “offseason, “ at least in road cycling here in the US. Or is it? The offseason has definitely changed over the past years. I think when we use the word “offseason” we usually think of a traditional big team sport like football, baseball or basketball. But since we’re cyclists, what do we mean by that and what does it mean for us?

  • Tuesday July 10, 2012

    The beauty of bike racing is that no single race is the same in terms of how it plays out. One thing is for certain; you can never predict what is going to happen. The reason is quite simple. You cannot control what other teams and individuals have planned as their strategy and although we want to think we can control their tactics, it’s just not possible.

  • Tuesday May 8, 2012

    One of the primary aims in our sport is to improve. We wish to improve in our fitness, results, and positive experiences on the bike. These changes can range from minor adjustments to a massive overhaul, but the common denominator is to see what has or has not worked, and then to try to improve on them. Great athletes are always looking for new methods, or even slight tweaks, to their training and routines to make themselves better.

  • Tuesday February 7, 2012

    I’ve been in California many years. I have never seen such a dramatic change of weather from one spring to the next fall/winter. With all this good weather both here and across the country, it seems this year will be optimal in terms of rider preparation for the race season. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as to whether you are ready to race in 2012…

  • Tuesday December 13, 2011

    It’s December and the middle of the holiday season. It also signifies the heart of the road cycling offseason. Most athletes have established their winter activities and training programs. They are busy doing things like yoga, indoor cycling classes, Pilates, cross fit, or anything else that has a traditional offseason focus.

  • Tuesday November 22, 2011

    There is no doubt that the definition of the cycling offseason has changed over the years. It used to be the offseason meant having this major break off the bike. There didn’t seem to be much happening in the world of cycling and you would look forward to your monthly copy of Velo News in the mail to see what was transpiring in the dead of winter. You couldn’t wait until Spring!

  • Tuesday August 30, 2011

    One of the things we value in our coaching program is using other sports or areas of life to demonstrate how “simple” bike racing can be. Of course, nothing is ever “simple” when 99% of what goes on is out of our control. But still, it can be a useful tool that athletes can relate to…

  • Tuesday May 10, 2011

    One of the things I enjoy most about coaching is being able to attend races and observe what is going on in terms of riders/teams/organizations. It’s great to just go and hang out, see old friends and generally enjoy the excitement of the race itself. Here are a few observations I picked up from watching riders at the last race I attended…

  • Tuesday April 5, 2011

    It happens to all athletes at some point in their careers. Whether you’re a professional or amateur racer, all athletes go through a time where the improvement process stalls. For some it can be a plateau, even though they’re putting in an immense amount of work. For others, not only do they not improve, they feel like their fitness is going backwards. That feeling can be extremely frustrating and take a big toll on morale.

  • Tuesday March 1, 2011

    Bike racing is different than most sports in that training is merely a prerequisite for getting results. We always start our race school and clinics with the statement, “Just because you train hard doesn’t give you the right to win bike races.” Learning how to compete and what it takes to be successful is a whole different animal than the physical training required to potentially do well in the sport.

  • Monday January 17, 2011

    One of the primary aims in our sport is to improve. We wish to improve in our fitness, results, and positive experiences on the bike. These changes can range from minor adjustments to a massive overhaul, but the common denominator is to see what has or has not worked, and then to try to improve on them. Great athletes are always looking for new methods, or even slight tweaks, to their training and routines to make themselves better.

  • Tuesday December 7, 2010

    As we enter the true heart of the offseason (aka "Heart of Darkness), I thought it would be a good time to suggest a few offseason training tips that may help you come out of the winter more prepared both physically and mentally for 2011. Take all these with a grain of salt, maybe modify a few, and remember that it’s the general concepts that are important.

  • Tuesday September 28, 2010

    As we conclude the 2010 road season in the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to look back on this past season and start looking forward to 2011. Notice I said “road season” and “northern hemisphere.” With cycling being so global and having multiple disciplines, some athletes are just beginning their cross season! The point is this exercise can be done at any major time of transition.

ARTICLES BY Bruce Hendler
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