Archive for the ‘Pros’ Category

Ted King’s coaching tips: Pushing your threshold

Friday, September 9th, 2016

InGambaTourTraining for threshold isn’t as scary as it sounds. I promise. It involves some big efforts, but the good news is that it’s also really time effective, so with some concentrated sessions you’ll quickly notice big gains. And if you combine it with some Tempo workouts, which we’ve already covered, you’ll be crushing those climbs in no time.

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Coach tips from Ted King: it’s time for tempo

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Tuscany 25-30 April '16

In case you missed it, we’re on a mission here at inGamba HQ. The lovable Jim Merithew suffered some health woes this spring and now needs to be whipped back into shape. At the same time, I’m queued up to share some of my experience as a World Tour professional to help Jim and you all become better, fitter, more focused cyclists. You can catch up on our earlier instalments here and here, or dive right in with one of the most important training tools out there.

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Manuel Cardoso: WorldTour race winner, inGamba guide

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Tuscany 2016

When we say inGamba is all about the pro experience, we mean it. And it’s not just about riding Tour de France winning Pinarellos, the latest wireless groupsets from SRAM or the incredible custom kit that Giordana make for us, either. Those details are important – life is too short for anything but the best, if you ask us – but what really makes a trip with us unique is the people. From our founder João to our soigneurs and mechanics, there’s a serious amount of professional peloton experience in our crew.

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#fitbyspring: Make Time to Make the Donuts

Monday, February 15th, 2016

You won’t find much diet advice that includes adding a donut to your regime. You also likely don’t often get advice from ProTour professional cyclists, so pull up a chair and listen closely. (more…)

#Fitbyspring: Joao’s comeback begins

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

From the desk of João Correia: 

It starts coming back pretty quickly. A lot of it’s got that Déjà vu quality. That first call with your coach, where you start talking about things like goals, timelines, hours for riding, diet. A few “oh yeah” moments that jog your memory and then take you from thinking about it to actually doing it. (more…)

#fitbyspring: the beginning

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Regular readers of this blog will know that inGamba has just launched it’s own battle of the bulge in a bid to be a team full of lean, lightning-quick riders by the start of our 2016 season. We’re calling it #Fitbyspring, and you can read about what we have planned, here. (more…)

#Fitbyspring

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Cycling is more fun when you’re fit. And thin. Anyone who’s been on a ride lately with our boss will know that despite being an ex-pro, right now, he is neither fit nor thin. And he hates this. It makes him grumpy and, dare we say, not much fun to ride with. (more…)