Coronavirus & Deconditioning

I was diagnosed with coronavirus in September 2020. Here is what I discovered. The immediate effects of coronavirus were expected. Fatigue, loss of taste, muscle aches, headaches but no chest …

Training Readiness

On the science of achieving your goals. Did you ever look up the stats on gym goers? Everyone signs up in January but what happens by July? 80% have stopped …

How to go Faster on Gravel

What savings apply in a gravel race? Here at FastFitness.Tips we have addressed almost everything about going faster on a road bike. But we haven’t specifically addressed going faster on a …

Why it’s time to ditch your bottle

For years cyclists have used water bottles……but maybe its time to think again? I am rethinking the need to carry a bottle everywhere. And that’s just for me…..if you are …

How precise is my FTP?

Trouble pinning down your FTP?….this could be why Over on the intervals.icu forum (https://forum.intervals.icu/t/inaccurate-power-meter-or-anaerobic-contribution/1062) Benjamin_Turner asks: “I was l aid off at the start of the pandemic so I’ve had …

Is Exercise Safe with Coronavirus?

I was asked recently by a coached rider “should i reduce the amount of high intensity intervals at zone5,z6,z7 due to the possibility of immunosuppression, after all we are all …

The Magic of Interval Training

Just how good is high Intensity interval training compared to other types of exercise? Name a fitness trend. Chances are you will mention HIIT training. High intensity interval training (HIIT) …

Sweetspot or Sourspot?

Is sweetspot really the best training method for 99%? Sometimes you can be wrong without even knowing it. You might believe in something 100% and your friends might believe it …

Rate yourself as a cyclist from 0–100!

Have you heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Basically when you have little knowledge you can overestimate your ability but the more you find out the more you realize you don’t know that …