What is RPE?

RPE stands for Rating of Perceived Exertion. It is a scale used to record the intensity of a workout based on how hard it felt. There are many different scales, usually ranging from 1 to 10, 10 being a maximal effort. In this post I’ll discuss the origins of RPE, compare it to the high-tech…

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What is Overtraining and how to avoid it?

Overtraining Syndrome is a state of excessive, prolonged fatigue with a resulting loss of performance which has no other medical explanation. Although the exact causes are unknown, it is bought-on by excessive training and/or inadequate rest and recovery and affects mainly endurance athletes. In this article we will discuss the definition of overtraining, its effects…

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What is Feel Good Factor and how it makes your training more effective

Evaluating training is a key component of effective training, however none of this data can answer one simple question: How did you feel? Coaches and self-coached athletes are constantly going through a cycle of Prescribe > Execute > Evaluate. As cyclists we are lucky in that we have a plethora of data available to us…

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