Specificity (s’s of fitness)

The Specificity Principle for Sports Training The Specificity Principle is key to developing effective fitness training programs for sports. Specificity also underlies how athletes learn sport skills. However, the principle is sometimes misinterpreted. Specificity and Sports Fitness Specificity refers to the type of changes the body makes in response to sports training. Very simply, what…

101-Offseason

The offseason is a great time to learn about the sport. For most their sole focus is always on how fit they can get themselves, scrutinising the Strava files of their competitors to learn the secrets to training. One of the first things I learnt when I started coaching is that there really isn’t any…

5 Simple Ways to Increase Bike Power

Power is the Holy Grail of cycling. The more bike power you have, the faster you can ride over a given distance. Developing your cycling power requires a lot of hard work, but here are five simple ways to do it: 1. RIDE IN BIGGER GEARS. Riding in bigger gears at the same cadence in a…

There’s nothing like a warm chai

 How-to make your own Chai Spice Mix It’s so easy to make your own chai spice mix at home. After you’ve tried it, you’ll never look back! Masala chai – also known as ‘chai’, or ‘chai tea’ – is a traditional tea from India containing a mixture of warming aromatic herbs and spices mixed with…