Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler

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He was formerly the sports nutritionist and manager of the Sports Performance Department at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center.

Prior to that, he worked at the internationally renowned Boulder Center for Sports Medicine with Dr. Andy Pruitt and, before that, spent two years as manager of the BMC mountain bike development team. He also coached with USA Cycling’s junior MTB development program for eight years through regional, national, and international development camps and race camps.

Ryan has a passion for cycling and coaching, particularly in competitive mountain biking. He is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and USA Cycling certified skills instructor.

Ryan holds a B.S. in exercise science, an M.S. in sports nutrition, and has been published in numerous scientific and popular media outlets. In addition to cycling, Ryan also enjoys telemark skiing and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Ryan appreciates most about sports science is how it gives the everyday athlete the same resources and expertise as elite athletes to be smarter about their training and achieve amazing results.

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Endurance Performance Scientific Research with Rob Pickels

Indoor Cycling Pathway

Used strategically, riding inside can be a beneficial way to keep motivation high, effectively add intensity, and stave off winter training doldrums. With the help of Joe Friel, Dr. Stephen Seiler, and others, we explore all aspects of riding inside.
Gravel Ride Workout

Workout of the Month: Gravel Ride

Coach Ryan Kohler explains the best way to improve durability so you can consistently and repeatedly ride a strong tempo.
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A Deeper Dive into Intervals.icu

Coach Ryan Kohler highlights his favorite Intervals.icu analysis tools and how to use them to improve your training.
Cycling Base Training Pathway - Fast Talk Laboratories

Cycling Base Training Pathway

The concept of base training has been a part of endurance training for decades. Laying a foundation of fitness early in the season sets the stage for success later on. With the help of Joe Friel, Dr. Stephen Seiler, and Dr. Andy Pruitt, we explore the how and why of this fundamental aspect of endurance training.
legs of triathletes

Training Distribution for Triathletes

If you’re new to triathlon, equal training among the three sports may be all you need. But for advanced athletes, a more sophisticated approach involves unequal distribution between the disciplines.
Key Cycling Stretches

Key Cycling Stretches

Coach Connor details several key stretches that he recommends all cyclists do to improve force generation, stability, and range of motion.
Fast Talk Podcast NormaTec

Recovery Pathway

It’s often undervalued, and sometimes altogether ignored; but it shouldn’t be. Recovery from workouts is as important to the training process as the workouts themselves. With the help of Dr. Stephen Seiler, Dr. Shona Halson, Dr. Andy Pruitt, and many others, we examine this critical but often neglected component of exercise physiology.