Archive for April, 2011


Why cyclists lose the head!

Having watched the highlights of the finish from yesterday’s first stage in the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey I thought I would post something about self-control.  Petacchi, who had the best position under the flamme rouge of the last kilometre, lost control of the situation and was relegated to last position, instead of getting eighth, he […]

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Say what you want!

If I could give you one piece of knowledge that would help your performance or your coaching immediately, this would be it….. The human mind cannot process negative instruction! Yep….that’s it! Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post

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Changing Negative Self Talk

How many times have you missed a break away or dropped off a wheel that you should have held on to, only to give out to yourself because of your mistake.  “I just don’t have it in the legs today”  “I can’t stay with these guys today!” “All the training and I still get nervous […]

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Expect the Unexpected to Perform Better

There is a really bad habit that many cyclists and triathletes engage in on a regular basis. I am not talking about drinking alcohol, smoking or even blowing their nose to close to other riders in a bunch but rather the bad habit of setting unrealistic expectations.  They do this without even thinking about it. […]

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How stress affects your cycling and triathlon performance

Being stressed is not always bad for your performance.  It can help you be more alert, focussed, more motivated to train, and it can even help you perform at your optimal level during competition. Unfortunately, too much stress can cause anxiety, leading to tension, distraction and a drop in confidence within your events. Performance anxiety […]

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Starting Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is fun, accessible and a great way to get into shape. Whether you go mountain biking on your own, or with friends and family, it`s a cheap and healthy way to spend some time in the great outdoors with the minimum of outlay. Although anyone can get on a bike and […]

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Examine your beliefs for greater confidence

The beliefs that we have about our cycling ability can have a very negative affect on our perfomance. Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post

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What is Confidence?

I thought I might give you an overview of what confidence is before we start looking at ways of improving it. Confidence is a state of mind that comes from knowing you have the resources and abilities to be successful in whatever event you are taking part in. It is also the belief that you […]

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Do you suffer from Excusitus?

This is a terrible disease that effects many cyclists daily. Many extremely talented cyclists are performing well below their potential because of excusitis!  They are getting fewer results than they should and probably not even getting to reach the goals they set because of it. Recommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this […]

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