Articles

Cycling science. Training concepts. Interviews.

Fast Talk Laboratories brings together leading coaches, experts, and exercise physiologists to share training concepts, case studies, commentary, and more.

Sweetening the Truth on Hydration

Few topics in endurance sports are more misunderstood and draw more ire than hydration and electrolyte sports drinks. Trevor Connor explores the biochemical mechanics to show what happens when we drink salty sports drinks.

The Myth of Cramping

Dehydration? Electrolyte imbalance? Heat? None of these actually causes cramping, according to new theories. Coach Trevor Connor takes a closer look.

The Lactic Acid Myth

There is no lactic acid in the human body. That said, the burn we feel during hard efforts has a lot to do with acid. We explain.