Balancing A Riding And Strength Training Schedule
Get clarity on how often you should be strength training (depending on your riding discipline and volume) proved by the Principle of Super Compensation. Coach Derek also gives you his top advice for implementing this schedule consistently.
The Difference Between Strength Training for Cyclists and Non-Cyclists
First let’s be clear on who the “cyclist'' is that we're referring to. This person’s primary fitness goal lies in their performance on the bike. I’ll add that this performance can come without losing their ability to be a functional human. A “non-cyclist” is someone who may hop on a bike from time to time, but has no intention of “performing.” It’s purely for light exercise, to get outdoors, spend time with kids, etc. (valid)...
Rapid Fire Questions with 2020 Enduro World Champ Jesse Melamed
Jesse is a professional enduro racer who is currently ranked third in the world based on his standings last year (2021) in the Enduro World Series, one of the important races in enduro riding. And in 2020, Jesse actually won the series. With all of that being said, in our opinion at Dialed Health, he's one of the best riders on a trail bike period. Here are some of the questions Coach Derek asked him in their interview...
Q&A with 2022 Dialed Health Shred Winner Sierra
In this Q&A, we ask our 2022 Dialed Health Shred winner (1 of 2), Sierra, questions on how she crushed the shred! Sierra lost a total of 9.4 pounds and 7.5 inches. How crazy is that?! Get ready to find out her mindset and habits that led her to these results.
Why You Struggle with Low Back Pain on the Bike and What You Can Do to Fix It
Struggling with low back pain on your bike is a common issue amongst riders. Guess what? It can be avoided! That’s why I want to explain what the heck is happening on our bike when we experience low back pain and what we can do to correct it.
Rapid Fire Questions with Pro Rider Brayden Bringhurst
I had the amazing privilege to interview Brayden Bringhurst, and honestly, he is like a dream guest to interview for me. It was his originality that inspired me to just pursue anything and any style on the bike. It really has helped give me confidence in transitioning disciplines over the years. Check out the rapid fire questions I asked him in our interview together and be sure to tune into the full interview!
3 Steps to Actually Reaching Your Goals in 2022
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Did you know of those who do, after 1 week 75% are still successful in keeping it? After two weeks, the number drops to 71%. After 1 month, the number drops again to 64%. After 6 months, 46% of people who make a resolution are still successful in keeping it. In comparison, of those people who have similar goals but do not set a resolution, only 4% are still successful after 6 months. Don’t let yourself become a statistic and instead, follow these 5 steps to actually reaching your goals in 2022…
Q&A with Prod Rider Neilson Powless
Ever wondered how the pro’s train? If yes, you’re in the right place. Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to sit down with EF Racing's very own Neilson Powless, who gave me a pro’s perspective on training. If you don't know Neilson, in my opinion, he is one of our best cyclist in the world.
5 Steps to Finding Your Riding Niche
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently did an XC race. At the starting line, I just had this gut feeling that this isn’t it – this isn’t the type of riding I want to do. I was in the lead on the first lap and got a flat. And you know what? It just felt like a sign that I wasn’t supposed to be there. I realized that XC racing is not the niche for me. I know I’m not the only one going through this and that’s why I want to share the exact thought process I took for finding my niche, so you can find yours, too.