Free Training Articles Written by Coach David Ertl
General Training Articles
Do we Live to Play or Play to Live?
A case for Strength Training for Cyclists
10 Reasons to Ride a Mountain Bike This Winter
Will Donating Blood Negatively Impact My Cycling Performance?
Cycling Specific Leg Strength Training
It's Hard to Ride Easy
Train Harder on Hard Days and Easier on Easy Days
Cycling: My Barometer of Life
The Importance of Rest and Recovery
Don't be a Pain in the Butt: Avoiding Saddle Sores
Determining Your Training Zones
How to Spend Your Money to Get Faster
The value of Tempo training
Cyclists: Keep neck and upper back pain at bay
Cycling is my passion but it's killing my back. Is there anything I can do?
Junk Miles - What are they and are they bad for you?
10 Reasons to Train Indoors
Drafting: The Great Equalizer
Eating for Health and Performance
Training articles written for RAGBRAI®, the Register's Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa (www.RAGBRAI.com):
Tips for Safe Training and Riding on RAGBRAI
The Hills are Alive on RAGBRAI XXXVII
RAGBRAI Frequently Asked Questions
Planning Your Training Mileage for RAGBRAI
Time to Start Getting Ready for RAGBRAI XXXVII
Training articles written for the Des Moines Cycle Club Newsletter, Draftlines (www.DMCycleClub.com):
Long Live Long Rides
Cross-Train this Winter
Get stronger this winter
Happy New Year!
The seasonality of training
The road to recovery
Do you just ride or do you train?
Like skinning a cat, there is more than one way to climb a hill
I am just a recreational rider, I don’t need to do interval training… do I?
Training articles written for the Cycling Update
When Life Happens
Should You Train Tired?
Racing Into Shape
Talent, Hard Work, Pain and Suffering
Are You a Spinner or a Masher?
When Stronger Isn’t Faster
To Base Train or Not to Base Train?
Spinning in Circles
Periodization—Who needs it?
Weight! Don’t Forget Your Upper Body
Which way to weight?
Should cyclists do strength training?
Should you train with intensity during the offseason?
Fitness Newsletter written for the 24/7 X-Press Fitness Center
in Des Moines, Iowa
Are you getting the results you want from your exercise program?
Staying On Track With Your Exercise Program
Exercise Like An Athlete
Weight Loss and Maintenance - It's all about Metabolism
Don't neglect your muscles during the summer
What should my heart rate be during exercise?
How often should I exercise?
I want to tone, I don't want to bulk up. How should I lift weights?
To burn the most fat I should be training in the fat burning zone, correct?
How to keep your New Year’s Resolution going all year
Avoid gaining weight during the holidays
The best way to lose weight
Intro to 24/7 X-Press and Third Power PT