Are You Catching the RIGHT “ZZZZ”s??

It should come as no surprise, that sleep is one of the highest contributing factors to an athletes ability to perform. And it isn’t just the quantity of hours slept, its the quality of those hours that really drives the force between recovering, and not. Sleep is a natural stimulus to your body, to reduce chemicals […]

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Coach’s Corner: Plan, Prepare, Perform

Training sessions and racing doesn’t always happen inside temperature controlled indoor velodromes – sometimes it’s freezing, windy, rainy, and miserable. And there’s nothing worse than standing out there in a short sleeve and shorts, shivering like a plucked chicken. Whether I was training or racing, there are a few essentials I always packed. Notably, I […]

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Water Challenge – Drink Up!

For two weeks, challenge yourself to drink 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight. This means, if you weigh 140 pounds, you’re drinking 140 ounces of water. Don’t think it’s possible to drink that much? Trust me, it is. The BPC coaches have been doing it for years, ensuring they are hydrated and ready […]

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Tips for Stress Management

It comes at us in many forms – school, work, relationships, training, kids, daily life…shall I go on? It affects everything from our mental state, to our physical state, and probably more than you think it does: – Your blood vessels constrict & raise your blood pressure. – Your heart works too hard for too long, raising your risk of hypertension […]

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Are you FUELING Properly??

When you demand 100% of yourself in training, your body demands 100% from you. The choices you make in fueling your body, have a direct correlation with the kind of workout you’re going to have: low in fuel = low outcome. High in fuel = high outcome. This doesn’t mean shovel everything in you can […]

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Keeping Your Axe Sharp

When the woodcutter got his job, he showed up on the first day ready to go: his axe was brand new, in pristine condition, his body was rested and ready for work. The first day, he met all his goals, and life was good. But as the weeks passed, he produced less and less. He […]

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Making Your Resolutions Stick!

No matter what you celebrate, unless you went full Grinch in the last 2 months, it’s safe to say that the holiday season had an impact on your training. For some of us, that impact might have been some vacation time to get our and train more than normal. But for the majority of us, […]

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Supplements and You: Less is More

Supplements can be a very slippery slope for any athlete competing at any level. The supplement industry and the sometimes bold and brash claims about their products go largely unregulated by the FDA. Manufacturers use everything from eye catching labels to elaborate and fancy marketing campaigns to entice customers to use their products. Products that may not actually […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cold Season

Tis the Season! Cold season that is! Unless you live in a bubble far away from civilization and human contact, it’s pretty much inevitable that you’ll contact some kind of cold this year. This of course isn’t the end of the world of course for most of us. But it can have an compounded impact on our training […]

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