TRAINING: DOING IT WRONG WITHOUT REALIZING IT

TRAINING: DOING IT WRONG WITHOUT REALIZING IT

Sometimes in life, and in cycling, it happens that you don’t feel good enough anymore. A method that was giving great results until that moment becomes unsatisfying, old. This is a common situation for amateur racers who are used to train autonomously and at a certain point they got beat by athletes previously slower than them. The answer is obvious: What happens? This is the moment in which you understand that the others started to train in a more modern and efficient way, maybe even with an athletic director. What are the practical differences? Is everyone just training more? We asked these questions to Giovanni Gilberti, a professional trainer who […]

¿ES POSIBLE COMBINAR EL ENTRENAMIENTO INDOOR CON EL OUTDOOR?

¿ES POSIBLE COMBINAR EL ENTRENAMIENTO INDOOR CON EL OUTDOOR?

En este mundo siempre en evolución del ciclismo, oigo cada vez más sobre las teorías en las que el componente de indoor tiene una función importante, especialmente en la realización de ejercicios específicos. En ese momento, la pregunta que me hago es: ¿es el atleta moderno el resultado de una preparación que mezcla las actividades en la carretera con las que se realizan en los rodillos de entrenamiento? ¿Es posible que haya atletas de alto nivel que preparen sus actuaciones principalmente en indoor? ¿O son sólo obsesiones de algunos ciclistas aficionados fanáticos de los números? Vamos en orden y averiguemos cómo algunos atletas de alto nivel usan los rodillos. Algunas […]

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR TRAINING?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MERGE INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR TRAINING?

In this world of bicycles in incessant growth, I hear more and more often talk about theories that see the indoor component play an important role, especially in carrying out specific exercises. In that moment the question I ask myself is: is the nowadays athlete the result of a preparation that merges training on the road with indoor rollers? Is it possible that there are high-level athletes who practice mainly through indoor exercises? Or are these just fixations of some amateur cyclist fanatical of numbers? Let’s go step by step and find out how some high-level athletes use rollers. There are some, like Davide Martinelli, who know how to make a […]

MATEJ MOHORIC: TIPS TO RISE

MATEJ MOHORIC: TIPS TO RISE

The Slovene Matej Mohorič is among the greatest promises of contemporary cycling. A boy with a sharp mind, he was born in 1994 and in his career he has already won the World Junior 2012 championship title, as well as the Under 23 in 2013. He is currently being a member of the Bahrain Merida Team, of which Sport Plus Health is partner. We are just back from the World Championship in Innsbruck, where we witnessed to the explosion of the Belgian talent, Remco Envenepoel. Therefore, no one better than Matej can explain to us which path a young sports promise is supposed to choose when they consider undertaking professionalism. […]

MATEJ MOHORIC: LAS REGLAS PARA EMERGER

MATEJ MOHORIC: LAS REGLAS PARA EMERGER

Matej Mohorič, esloveno, es una de las promesas más bellas del ciclismo contemporáneo. Nacido en 1994, un joven con una inteligencia vivaz, en su carrera ya ha ganado el título de Campeón del Mundo Júnior en 2012 y el de Campeón del Mundo Sub 23 en 2013. Actualmente está en vigor en el Equipo Bahrein Mérida, del cual Sport Plus Health es partner. Acabamos de regresar del Campeonato del Mundo de Innsbruck, donde fuimos testigos de la explosión del talento belga, Remco Envenepoel. Nadie mejor que Matej puede entonces explicarnos qué camino debe seguir una joven promesa de deporte que se enfrenta a la profesionalismo. “No conozco a Evenepoel personalmente, […]

WHO WILL WIN THE INNSRBUCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

WHO WILL WIN THE INNSRBUCK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP?

INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA):  The World Cup 2018 Austrian race presents itself tough enough to reduce the number of likely successful winners to a fewer number of contestants. It is a demanding contest, like you haven’t seen in a while, having nothing to share with the previous editions, when Peter Sagan shined. The Slovakian champion seems not to be included among the favourite ones, although he is not to be ignored, given his class. Two names earned the pole position: first, the French Julien Alaphilippe, who obtained extraordinary results in 2018 (Freccia Vallone, Classica San Sebastian, two stages during the Tour de France and the polka dot jersey, plus a series of […]

¿QUIÉN GANA EL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL DE INNSRBUCK?

¿QUIÉN GANA EL CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL DE INNSRBUCK?

INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA):  El circuito austriaco del Campeonato del Mundo de Ciclismo 2018 es muy duro, hasta el punto de que la posible lotería de los ganadores se limita a un número limitado de participantes. Una prueba exigente como no se había visto en mucho tiempo, ciertamente nada que ver con las últimas ediciones dominadas por Peter Sagan. El campeón eslovaco no es percibido como uno de los favoritos, pero dada su clase nunca es uno de los excluidos. En la pole position hay dos nombres: el primero es el francés Julien Alaphilippe…. que en 2018 ha conseguido resultados extraordinarios (Freccia Vallone, Clásica San Sebastián, 2 etapas en el Tour de […]

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: REPETIDAS… PEQUEÑOS DETALLES, GRANDES DIFERENCIAS

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: REPETIDAS… PEQUEÑOS DETALLES, GRANDES DIFERENCIAS

Hay ejercicios específicos que los ciclistas realizan y que requieren un grado bastante profundo de conocimiento del ejercicio. Este es el caso del trabajo de fuerza que todos los atletas modernos realizan regularmente durante su semana de entrenamiento. Siguiendo de cerca a Davide Martinelli hemos notado un detalle interesante también visible en este vídeo. El rodador Quick Step hace el ejercicio específico dividiéndolo en dos partes, una de pie y la otra sentado. ¿Existe una manera correcta de hacer estos ejercicios? “Depende del tipo de trabajo que estemos haciendo. Personalmente, hago repetidas de 40-20 (40″ de esfuerzo seguido de 20″ de descanso) donde en la primera parte estoy de pie. […]

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: PYRAMID INTERVALS… SMALL DETAILS, GREAT DIFFERENCES

DAVIDE MARTINELLI: PYRAMID INTERVALS… SMALL DETAILS, GREAT DIFFERENCES

There are specific exercises that cyclists perform but that require a high knowledge of the basis. One of these exercise is the training for increasing strength that all modern athletes perform regularly during their training week. Following closely Davide Martinelli we noticed an interesting detail that is also visible in this video. The Quick Step athlete in fact performs the specific exercise dividing it into 2 parts, a first part standing and a second sitting. Is there a correct way to do these exercises? “It depends on the type of work we are doing. Personally I do the repetitions of 40-20 (40 “of effort followed by 20” rest) where in the […]

EUROPE-CANADA AND BACK… HOW TO FACE THE JET LAG?

EUROPE-CANADA AND BACK… HOW TO FACE THE JET LAG?

Heinrich Haussler (25 February 1984) is an Australian of German origin. He is an expert athlete who obtain some good results, such as one stage at the Tour, one at the Vuelta and the Australian Champion title. An athlete used to travel the world and face important journeys also for cycling. Talking with him is like accessing a huge database. The athlete from Bahrain Merida team has just returned from the Canadian trip in Quebec and Montreal. Today he helps us to understand how to face these experiences that affect a lot of stress on an athlete. How many days do you need before the race and after the race to recover from the trip? “Coming […]