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Elevation performance blog

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February 25, 2020

Like everything in the training world, we believe it's about finding tools you can use to your advantage. Here is our guide of when to use - and NOT use - ERG mode on your smart trainer...

January 31, 2020

You may have seen Functional Threshold Power (FTP) being held up as 'the single most crucial factor in cycling performance', and in some ways that's true.

It's a simple, repeatable test protocol which hands you consistent zones to train in, as well a...

October 31, 2019

Training hours are often the easiest part of being an athlete, at any level. Whether you are a full-time rider or a weekend warrior, training is normally your thing, you're raison d'etre. The other hours of the day and peripheral factors are often what we don&#...

May 24, 2019

Consider the pottering cyclist - the man with no plan. Easy in the valleys, steady on the drags, no holding back on the climbs. We have all ridden with someone like this, and silently admire their free spirit. They ride, then they rest. To some degree, they also become...

March 19, 2019

It's common knowledge that bike racing is a game of chess on wheels and to make the right split-second strategic decisions takes a lot of mental awareness and clarity of thought. But this cerebral element to cycling is not confined to competition – the same applies in...

January 22, 2019

Fasted training and the propensity to sell protein at every available source has now hit peak levels. The subject of fat-loss and body composition is one that naturally finds its way into magazines as January comes around. You'd almost think Mr Kipling and Men's Fitnes...

November 23, 2018

A crisp morning air,  we cast our breath, exhaust gases from the pump house of our aerobic system. On a warmer day, we wouldn't see the outcome of all the noise and work going into each and every pedal stroke. The grind, the humming, the clanking of metal. 


October 15, 2018

There's a phrase you start to hear around this time in cycling circles, mostly at coffee stops as we all enjoy the relaxed mood of the off-season. Never too inquisitive, but just uncomfortable enough that you don't want to answer fully.

'What are your plans for next yea...

August 31, 2018

Powermeters have become associated with training seriously in cycling and with the market now awash with the excellent value it's important we use these precision instruments as best we can. We have put together a list of five common mistakes we see, and the good news...

July 23, 2018

It's a moment many of us will have had and one which strikes a note of fear into a crescendo of panic in any racing scenario. It could well be argued that it i

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