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  • AchievePTC Coaches Dana Williams and Sofi Marin headed to Colorado Springs for the 2018 USA Cycling Coaches Summit this week and bring to you their top highlights from the three-day event. We had the opportunity to learn from some of the premier leaders in the cycling world, including sports physiologists, nutritionists, psychologists, functional movement specialists, […]

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  • Game changer. That’s how we refer to INSCYD metabolic testing. This year, we partnered with INSCYD — the world’s most advanced performance analysis software, with the goal of providing our athletes with next-level training that is specifically suited to their individual physiology. INSCYD’s Critical Power Testing offers insights into an athlete’s muscle fiber spectrum and […]

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  • Top 3 Tips to Sprint Faster

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on March 30, 2018

    Most races come down to a sprint finish. Whether you’re in a small breakaway or a bunch sprint to the line, honing your sprint technique and timing can make all the difference between standing on that top step or coming away mid-pack.  That’s why we suggest you get to work on your sprint and practice […]

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  • What kind of rider are you? Do you know your physiological strengths and weaknesses? What kind of training and nutrition is best suited to your specific metabolic abilities? Achieve is excited to announce we’ve partnered with INSCYD, the world’s most advanced performance analysis software and secret weapon of world class pros. Get the most out […]

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  • Are you looking to make bigger gains in 2018? One relatively painless and often overlooked method to increasing your cycling power is accomplished by training the neuromuscular system and improving efficiency. This season, the Achieve coaching staff has added more neuromuscular drills to its program to help athletes reach their peak performance. So let’s go […]

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  • Why the Off-Season Matters

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Recovery | on October 30, 2017

    Your season has come to a close. Should you take a break from the bike? For a lot of cyclists and racers, it’s not easy to hang up the bike after a long season of building strength and fitness. The fear of de-training is programmed into our athlete brains. But the truth is, taking rest […]

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  • What should I eat during a race? When it comes to race day, this question comes up every time, or at least it should. Before you spend thousands of dollars on equipment upgrades, consider what would have more impact on your race-day performance, better nutrition or a lighter wheelset? Taking in the right amount of […]

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  • Race Day Routine

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on February 17, 2017

    Imagine it’s race day. You’ve put in hours of hard training and dedication to get to this point. So how will you make the most of it and perform your best? We suggest creating a Race Day Routine (see our example below!). Having a personalized pre-race routine can be a huge help when it comes […]

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  • Do you have proper squat form? AchievePTC Coach Sofia Marin demonstrates the “Chair of Death” drill to help improve and hone your squat form in the gym.  Master the Chair of Death and you’ll be crushing squats in no time. This drill will promote proper body mechanics during your squat, including hinging at the hips and engaging your glutes […]

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  • Why You Need A Coach

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Optimal Performance | on November 11, 2016

    Do you ever wonder if you’re doing it right? Does your fitness feel like a luck of the draw, an enigmatic triumph you can’t seem to pin down? Do you lose motivation as the season progresses? Do you feel unable to balance all of life’s priorities? Do you need a reminder that you have what […]

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