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ToolBox Training & Fitness
The PezCyclingNews ToolBox contains over 700 original & evidence-based articles about cycling training, science & fitness techniques for mind & body, specifically for the competitive cyclist. Our select group of cycling coaches, sports psychologists, nutrition & fit experts, present the latest in cycling training advice to help you be your best.


Led by Dr. Stephen Cheung, Brock University's Canada Research Chair and well known cycling scientist, our team includes USA Cycling Coach Tim Cusick, cycling speed and endurance pioneer John Howard, cycling Registered Holistic Nutritionist Anne Guzman, certified USA Level 1 coaches Bruce Hendler, Matt McNamara, & Josh Horowitz, sports medicine doctor Victor Lun, and more.


Tuesday August 15, 2017
With the 2017 Vuelta a España starting on Saturday for the pros and that now is the season for big summer rides for the rest of us. How does one fuel these big efforts, and how good are we at maintaining energy balance throughout multiple days of hard riding?
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Most of us ride our bikes for fun, not a pay cheque, so why do we do it? Why is the fascination with pain and suffering so deeply ingrained into our enjoyment of cycling?
Tuesday August 1, 2017
Don’t start in a hole! Cyclocross is great fun and makes for some excellent fall training, but be careful and smartly manage your fatigue if you just completed a full season of road or MTB racing.
Tuesday July 25, 2017
Le Tour: Twenty one days and two thousand miles, by any measure it is a massive amount of work. While you may not undertake anything approaching Tour de France proportions, you may well face the risk of overtraining. How can you identify, and more importantly prevent this season derailing occurrence?
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Dig down deep (or often not very deep) into an endurance athlete and it becomes very obvious that the main thing limiting their success or even enjoyment of the sport is usually not physical ability, but what goes on “upstairs.” The Brave Athlete offers a refreshingly candid and practical approach to sports psychology.
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Sport-related concussions (SRC) can occur in almost all sport activities. However, the risk and severity of SRCs can be greater in cycling since crashes often occur at high speeds with only the protection of a helmet.
Tuesday July 4, 2017
Get out your party hats, it’s my tenth anniversary! Ten years of coaching and training with power, that is. In celebration, what are the top ten things I’ve learned about power in that time?
Tuesday June 27, 2017
We have just passed the summer solstice and most of us in the northern hemisphere are facing long and hot days on the bike. There are lots of ways to improve our physical capacity in hot conditions, but can we improve our riding through improving our psychological response to heat stress?