How to take a season break to improve your cycling

This is the fourth podcast in an eight-pod how-to series. Last episode we talked about how to map out your 2024 season for maximum results and fun, and on this podcast we discuss how to take a proper season break. Spoiler alert - You can still ride your bike and have fun!

As athletes, we need recovery to rebuild and come back stronger. This applies at the micro and macro levels, and applies to our mental health as well as our physical health.

On this podcast, Coach Ricky Arnopol explains when, how and why to take a proper off-season break. 

As most athletes have wrapped up their season, the fall can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy being on the bike without any structure.

And, yes, we all should take a week or two completely off the bike before ramping it up again. But when? Give this pod a listen.

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Other podcasts in the 8-Podcast How-To Series:

  1. How to train at the end of your season
  2. How to review your season in 14 ways
  3. How to plan next season

Upcoming podcasts in the series:

  1. How to train in the off season
  2. Cross training and muscle tension interval
  3. Weight lifting for cycling
  4. Alternative movements to squat, leg press and curl


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