Over the Top with Dr. Andy Pruitt

  Many of you know of Dr. Andy Pruitt, the guru of knee pain at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. In this interview, Dr. Pruitt discusses the importance of proper fit (bicycle, shoes) and equipment (saddle, shorts, gloves, etc) for comfort, longevity and durability in cycling. Think it's not that big of a deal? Think again. Hear how clip-in pedals and aero-bars revolutionized cycling (and initially caused an injury epidemic). Plus, you'll hear the proper…

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Tips to Maximize Your Indoor Training

Now that winter is officially upon us, these next couple months may have you doing more training inside than actually out on the road. Here's a few tips to get the most out of your indoor sessions: 1. Your Riding Position Whether you are riding rollers, a trainer or a stationary bike, you'll want to make sure you are in the same position that you ride in when you're out on the road. With rollers…

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Triathlon Seminar – Belfast 6th February

Triathlon:  Coaching with Answers Thursday 6 February6:00pm to 8:30pm Location: Dig Deep Coaching, 25 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LDCost: £10 Presenters: Shannon Connolly, Head Triathlon Coach and Stephen Gallagher, Director of Dig Deep Coaching Join Dig Deep Coaching for an engaging triathlon seminar which will arm you with information which quite potentially could make the difference to your season in 2014. The seminar will focus on race preparation as you get ready for the triathlon season kicking off!  This…

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The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

by Stephen Gallagher, Dig Deep Coaching Head Coach Have you ever heard the saying “it is not always the strongest racer that wins”? This is definitely true and whether you are an aspiring racer or recreational cyclist just looking to improve your fitness, proper form and technique is a way is key to improving your performance on the bike. There are 2 major components to the above statement. The first is addresses your ability as…

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Keep going…get ahead of the rest!

by Stephen Gallagher, Dig Deep Coaching Head Coach Vacation, kids off for the summer, demands in work or perhaps reduced motivation for the bike, all can play their part at this time of the year.  This is where the importance of CONSISTENCY comes into play even more so. So you have been committing to getting out on the bike each week.  Your feeling great on the bike, climbs seem not as tough as before, your…

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How to Nail the Boulder 70.3 with Joe Friel

Are you a triathlete racing Boulder 70.3 in a few weeks? Come and listen to one of the premier coaches in the sport to learn about the course and how you can have your best race. Author of The Triathletes Training Bible and The Power Meter Handbook Joe Friel will give you tips on how to race the Boulder 70.3 triathlon. Wednesday, July 17, 20136:00 pm MDT TrainingPeaks7007 Winchester Cir. Ste. 200 Boulder, CO 80301 Light…

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Cycling and Hydration

Water is crucial to the function of your body, especially when participating in strenuous sport activities such as cycling. Water not only carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles through your bloodstream, but it also helps pull waste away from your muscles as well. Additionally, water is expelled in the form of perspiration as your body cools itself. Replenishing water, and other nutrients, at regular intervals during your activity is extremely important to ensure that…

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A High Power to Weight Will Not Win You The Race

by Stephen Gallagher, DigDeep Coaching Head Coach As a coach and rider, I fully understand the importance of the science of training and the necessity to concentrate on your functional threshold power (FTP), Vo2max and sprint etc.  How this directly impacts on your fitness and, in turn, enables you to gain results and performances in races you set out to achieve can never be underestimated. BIG REVELATION: through experience in racing and coaching, I can see there…

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