Month: July 2020

Swim, Bike, Run, Prehab, Testing, Analysis.

Dsquad, one year on.

The D Squad was established just a little over a year ago, on 1 July 2019. I clearly remember us giving the last push and taking that massive leap of faith on a 2-hour bus ride to the SEA Games Mixed Team Relay Trials in Educity, Malaysia. There was so much uncertainty (on how our…
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Coffee talks! Low carbs and Caffeine

Let’s talk about Caffeine Caffeine is your friend. Many athletes are surprised to hear that caffeine doesn’t have the fall-off, or “bonking” type effect as simple sugars, so you don’t need to worry about maintaining caffeine nearly as much as Quick Energy. It reaches a peak level after 45 minutes from consumption and then is about 50% effective…
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Quality cycling workouts in the new normal

We should be thankful that we are still allowed riding outdoors, but rather than spend mindless hours riding around your neighbourhood, here are some ideas that you can try to add quality to your workouts: Alternate the types of sessions that you do. If it’s possible, include a variety of sessions working the entire spectrum…
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🔋Gels or ⚡️Chews and how to use them like a pro

A few years ago I was about to start a 130-mile ride down the coast of California as part of multi-day San Francisco to San Diego charity event. For many of the participants, this was a daunting athletic challenge. At the start, at 6 am I might add, I saw a number of people tear…
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