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  • Free Cycling Boot Camp Session

    By Dana Williams | In Cycle Boot Camp | on June 11, 2013

    For beginners to elite riders, Achieve’s cycling boot camps provide the skills and experience needed to improve your fitness and bike handling skills and teach you cycling etiquette and some basic bike maintenance. This is all done in a fun group atmosphere, lead by qualified, experienced and friendly cycling coach and Achieve Founder Dana Williams. […]

  • The Perfect Lead Out

    By Dana Williams | In Race Tips | on June 6, 2013

    Article by Omega Pharma Quick Step Setting up a good lead-out can be essential in order to win a bike race. This is a perfect example of how cycling really is a team sport and there are several key elements in this lead-out. One of these elements is the 2nd last man, the one that […]

  • There are many answers to this question. I’m sure that if everybody reading this right now sent in their ‘secrets’ then I’d have a few pages of unique answers. As I mentioned in the ‘Nutrition‘ page, I believe there are two key component that assist with energy and performance. These are getting enough rest and […]

  • In the world of cycling, and most other sports, we hear a lot of athletes, coaches and other support staff talking about the importance of ‘peaking’ for a race. I recently read a race report by one of my teammates earlier this week in which he stated he had ‘missed his peak’. For me personally, […]

  • Fast & Furious at the 2013 Dana Point Grand Prix

    By Dana Williams | In Race Reports | on May 10, 2013

    This year’s Dana Point Grand Prix was part of USA Cycling’s National Criterium Calendar (NCC), a series of races showcasing the country’s top criterium-only events. Not only was this my first NCC race, it was also a first for my team, Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Incase (www.teammikesbikes.com). I was feeling optimistic going into the race […]

  • Fresh & Tasty Salad

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes | on April 28, 2013

    1. Cut up chunks of mango and watermelon 2. Mix with fresh organic arugula 3. Drizzled with Dana’s ‘special’ salad dressing** **Dana’s Salad Dressing includes: 1 unit extra virgin olive oil. 1 unit balsamic vinegar, 1/4 unit honey, 1/4 unit dijon mustard, 1/12 unit sesame oil, a splash of soy sauce, salt and pepper. Shake […]

  • 1. Boost your energy without harsh stimulants!  The unique ingredients deliver an array of energy-reviving nutrients that results in a safe and all natural energy boost. 2. Speed Up Recovery Time!  The Whey Protein helps the body recover by building up protein and amino acids in the muscles. 3. Enhances Mental Activity! Many athletes report better mental focus, concentration, energy […]

  • Delightful Orzo Pasta Dish

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes | on April 18, 2013

    1. Cook orzo pasta 2. BBQ some salmon or chicken (used salmon tonight that was marinaded for 20 min in teriyaki sauce) and cut into small pieces 3. Cut organic cherry tomatoes in half 4. Chop up fresh basil 5. Mince a few cloves of garlic 6. Add all together. Sprinkle with some salt and […]

  • You Can Prevent Sarcopenia Lifelong

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Aging | on April 15, 2013

    By Michael Colgan Ph.D. Loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with aging is calledsarcopenia. It is deadly. Sarcopenia includes loss of muscle quantity and quality, loss of motor neurons that enable muscles to contract, loss of strength and especially muscle power, and a steep decline in muscle repair and recovery. In addition, there is […]

  • Quick & Yummy Homemade Pizza

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes | on April 12, 2013

    1. Buy a pre-made crust, or even easier is a pre-made basic cheese pizza 2. If you bought a pre-made crust then  add tomato or pasta sauce 3. Add your favorite toppings. Mine include cooked chicken, sliced mushrooms, organic tomatoes and organic yellow peppers. The arugula is added when the pizza is cooked. 4. Sprinkle […]

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