What role does glycogen availability play in cramping and what is the latest research showing us about why cramps happen? Orange Seal Off-Road Team’s Alex Wild will join us to dig into this as well as discussing fitness plateaus, endurance athlete guidelines for protein intake and more. Join us live for Episode 340 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!

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Topics covered in this episode

  • 0:15 Intro
  • 4:28 Alex’s off-season
  • 10:31 The Hosts’ Goals for 2022 
  • 24:26 Deep dive into muscle cramps and glycogen
  • 01:12:04 Rapid Fire Questions
  • 1:23:55 Training with too high of an FTP
  • 1:32:40 How Alex avoids fitness plateaus as a pro athlete
  • 1:39:33 Training for extremely long climbs
  • 1:49:10 How much protein should endurance athletes ingest?
  • 1:56:00 More Rapid Fire Questions


Resources mentioned in this episode



Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast

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