WHICH PREPARATION TO PREFER WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE?

WHICH PREPARATION TO PREFER WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE?

Cycling lovers ask themselves: Which preparation helps most? But above all … the weights are good for the cyclist? During the transition periods and especially at the beginning of the preparation season the cyclist is dedicated to alternative activities, and this happens for both the professional and the amateur. They works to solve any problems highlighted during the previous season and above all to reinforce all the muscles not involved directly in pedaling. Depending on the time available we will devote ourselves to 2 workouts a week in the gym, 1-2 weekly workouts on the bike trainer and 2 bike rides in the weekend. As for the pure roadsters in this period it is advisable to make […]

WHICH PREPARATION TO PREFER WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE?

WHICH PREPARATION TO PREFER WHEN NOT ON THE BIKE?

Cycling lovers ask themselves: Which preparation helps most? But above all … the weights are good for the cyclist? During the transition periods and especially at the beginning of the preparation season the cyclist is dedicated to alternative activities, and this happens for both the professional and the amateur. They works to solve any problems highlighted during the previous season and above all to reinforce all the muscles not involved directly in pedaling. Depending on the time available we will devote ourselves to 2 workouts a week in the gym, 1-2 weekly workouts on the bike trainer and 2 bike rides in the weekend. As for the pure roadsters in […]

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

HOLIDAYS ARE GONE. HOW LONG TO BE BACK IN SHAPE?

The end of autumn is here and for the cycling pros it’s time to plan the next season. Let’s start, with a mix of enthusiasm and programs. The target is to improve the fitness in the right way, without rushing. The first question could be: how long does it take to be back in shape? We can find an answer with Davide Martinelli, who started his workouts a few days ago. We should distinguish between the ones directly aiming at the fitness peak, and the ones who are planning for a target later in the season. I think that to be fast in Australia you need to do the first seasonal races […]

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

The pro athletes started over with their workouts with bikes too. Contemporarily they are training in gym and someone, as our Davide Martinelli, is also doing cyclocross. Work is differentiated between floor exercises and weights. Let’s follow the experts to understand how to manage this part of the season which is very important. You must avoid overload or excessive rest. “I go to gym three times a week, usually in the morning where I perform floor exercises and squat. Later I go out with the bike to transform the workload”. These are the activities which Davide Martinelli and his top level colleagues follow. “A lot of people is asking me if we use weights. During the floor exercises we […]

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

The pro athletes started over with their workouts with bikes too. Contemporarily they are training in gym and someone, as our Davide Martinelli, is also doing cyclocross. Work is differentiated between floor exercises and weights. Let’s follow the experts to understand how to manage this part of the season which is very important. You must avoid overload or excessive rest. “I go to gym three times a week, usually in the morning where I perform floor exercises and squat. Later I go out with the bike to transform the workload”. These are the activities which Davide Martinelli and his top level colleagues follow. “A lot of people is asking me if we use weights. During the floor exercises we […]

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

CYCLING: GYM, POWER LIFTING YES OR NOT? HOW MANY ALTERNATIVES…

The pro athletes started over with their workouts with bikes too. Contemporarily they are training in gym and someone, as our Davide Martinelli, is also doing cyclocross. Work is differentiated between floor exercises and weights. Let’s follow the experts to understand how to manage this part of the season which is very important. You must avoid overload or excessive rest. “I go to gym three times a week, usually in the morning where I perform floor exercises and squat. Later I go out with the bike to transform the workload”. These are the activities which Davide Martinelli and his top level colleagues follow. “A lot of people is asking me […]

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

After the Vuelta-Tour double Chriss Froome is dreaming for a new and almost impossible exploit: the Giro-Tour double. The last athlete to reach this goal, in 1998, was Marco Pantani, a legend for this sport. Rumors from overseas are every day louder, he should be at the next Giro, from 4th to 27th of May, as the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf wrote. RCS Sport already denied to be the source behind this news. A thing is sure, the 32 years old British athlete seems very fascinated by this idea also because in 2018 there will be 4 weeks between Giro and Tour, enough for completing a full physical recovery. We […]

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

After the Vuelta-Tour double Chriss Froome is dreaming for a new and almost impossible exploit: the Giro-Tour double. The last athlete to reach this goal, in 1998, was Marco Pantani, a legend for this sport. Rumors from overseas are every day louder, he should be at the next Giro, from 4th to 27th of May, as the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf wrote. RCS Sport already denied to be the source behind this news. A thing is sure, the 32 years old British athlete seems very fascinated by this idea also because in 2018 there will be 4 weeks between Giro and Tour, enough for completing a full physical recovery. We […]

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

FROOME AT GIRO? At least 2.000.000 of good reasons.

After the Vuelta-Tour double Chriss Froome is dreaming for a new and almost impossible exploit: the Giro-Tour double. The last athlete to reach this goal, in 1998, was Marco Pantani, a legend for this sport. Rumors from overseas are every day louder, he should be at the next Giro, from 4th to 27th of May, as the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf wrote. RCS Sport already denied to be the source behind this news. A thing is sure, the 32 years old British athlete seems very fascinated by this idea also because in 2018 there will be 4 weeks between Giro and Tour, enough for completing a full physical recovery. We […]

Davide Cassani: how to train young athletes

Davide Cassani: how to train young athletes

Davide Cassani is a long-time central figure in cycling. When he was still racing they were calling him “Racing coach”. Later he really became the Team Italy coach and today, head of the federal project, he works on helping and protecting the young athletes while growing up. Davide is a strong supporter of stage races, useful to improve their strengths and to select the best ones. “You stand for the importance of stage races for Under, but Nibali never won a Giro with his youth team, which was not even a first level one. How do you explain this? Phenomenons are a different topic. Anyway when Nibali was a junior he won […]