Base Building for Cyclists

Base training isn’t about just puttering around slowly on your bike.  

During base training we improve the body’s ability to burn fat, and support the anaerobic system, while developing functional strength off the bike.  If you haven’t yet been through this process, then you will likely want to start here.  

If you’ve trained for years, you already understand the need to step back, unload some of the accumulated training load stress, recover, and build back up stronger than before.  

Success in cycling events requires focused training on the appropriate fitness elements, at the appropriate time, that leads to an appropriate balance of the aerobic and anaerobic metabolic systems, that best addresses the specific demands of each event.  

Specific forms of relevant high intensity training is critical to success in cycling, but doing too much, all the time, can lead to injuries, plateaus, and burn out. 

Base Building for Cyclists
Thomas Chapple

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