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Conditioning the Core for Cyclists

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CONDITIONING THE CORE Lower-limb resistance training exercises (e.g. squat & lunge) should be the foundation of a weight training program for cyclists. They strengthen the lower-body in a highly functional movement by simulating the hip and knee extension motions that drive the bike. However, recently a emphasis on core training has swept the professional cycling [...] [...]

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Sunshine amongst the rain – Battle on the Border 2016

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The very wet Battle of the Border 3 – 6 June 2016 Nicheliving Vault Racing Team Whilst it was wet and local flooding and heavy downpours resulted in the cancellation of racing at Battle on the Border there were still many positives to take from this Tour. By Sunday, the sun was out and we [...] [...]

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Goldfields Cyclassic – Having team mates makes it more fun!

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Stef, Briee, Sabine and Jen represented the Nicheliving Vault Racing Team at the 2016 Goldfields Cyclassic. We asked Stef to give us her reflections of racing a tough handicap event in C Grade, and Sabine to provide an insight into D grade. Stefanie Van Amerongen Race Report From The Eyes of C Grade Up before the [...] [...]

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Race Report: Kalgoorlie Cyclassic

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Jen Davis recounts her experience at the Kalgoorlie Cyclassic Day 1 Kalgoorlie – Menzies. D grade was by far the largest category today, with 33 riders starting, and a handicap of 35 minutes on A grade. The group started well with an rolling pace line organising right from the start, however it was clear there [...] [...]

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Jen Davis: Kalgoorlie Menzies Cyclassic

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A brief synopsis of Jen’s race at the famed Kalgoorlie Cyclassic “Menzies Classic (Goldfields Cyclassic Day 1). What a wet and cold day in the Goldfields! 50% chance of rain materialised as rain all the way through the race. Myself, Sabine and Bri worked hard rolling turns in D grade to try to keep the [...] [...]

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Sarah Duffield: Battle on the Border, Stage 1

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Wet Wild Weather! An unfortunate mechanical for myself in the first 1km after hitting a pot hole which meant that I needed to stop and then ride like a mad woman to catch the bunch, for almost an hour! Our team manager Carolyn Haines then kept me focused and sent me on my way, she [...] [...]

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Optimising your exercise eating habits

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Fueling yourself whilst exercising is an important habit for event days. Whilst there is much conjecture around what is ‘best’ for the individual, contemporary science has managed to fine tune optimal eating strategy during intensive physical exercise. Carbohydrate has been implicated as an important fuel source during exercise and for good reason. Generally speaking ingesting [...] [...]

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Testimonial: Jim Flynn

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‘The day I shaved my legs.’ Cycling has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I rode to school every day. I didn’t have a car at University so my bike was my main means of getting around. In the 80’s and 90’s every holiday saw me off [...] [...]

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Theo Yates: The power of accurate data

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Power data enables for objective insights into what a cyclist endures during critical and non-critical aspects of racing. Most cycling athletes have a pressing need to condition oneself for the HARDEST parts of bike racing. Recently, at a professional tour in Europe, WA rider Theo Yates managed another top ten in a sprint finish. Over the last [...] [...]

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Bike Computers: Data Fields for Cycling

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Using your bike computer to train smart Ever wondered about how to use your bike computer in real-time to get the most out of your training environment? There is so much data available we want to make sure we have the correct information at our finger tips and know how to utilise that information when [...] [...]

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