re-published by request! We all know that feeling, I’m sure, of beating ourselves up a little because of lost days of riding due to a loss of motivation, of life getting in the way of our first true love, or just a general disinterest in the goings on of the universe because every once in … Continue reading Kaizen & the Art of Staying Focused through a season
How do you go from the splurge that is a good Christmas break into some smart, sensible training that will lay a solid foundation for the new year of riding and racing? How do you get back into the groove without overtraining or wasting your time doing things you don't need? How do you utilise … Continue reading Pre-Season Training Plans: $6.99 per week on Crank Punk Coaching Systems
crankpunk was a gymrat for a good 7 years or so, serious for a couple, getting up to a ridiculous 96kg. From there I got down to 74kg at my lightest when riding for Fuji-Asia, but I do believe that the muscular strength I had as a meat head served me well as a cyclist … Continue reading Iron Deficiencies: training with weights to get stronger & faster
when i went to the Mongolia Bike Challenge for the first time back in 2013, i remember sitting there in the hotel dining room at the hotel we were starting from in Ulan Bataar, as the staff got on stage and introduced themselves, and thinking 'this would really be something, to be a part of … Continue reading crankpunk becomes Communications Manager for the Mongolia Bike Challenge & the launch of the new MBC website
I've been working with Barry for four months. His aim all along was 'to get up the Taiwan KOM hill.' Added to that challenge was the fact that Barry, originally from the UK, lives in Singapore, one of the flattest stretches of land around out here. Here follows his testimonial of the past 4 months … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial
a version of this article originally appeared on the Round the Island website, which is connected to the ANZA Cycling group. _________________________________ The Big Race is coming. A week and a half to go. Time is running out as it starts very soon indeed, so you better not get training harder. Yes, I did … Continue reading how to prepare the week before that big race
(CAPITALS here are, I think, appropriate...!) I am very proud to announce that the ANZA Cycling club have chosen to accept Crank Punk Coaching Systems as their official coaching provider! ANZA is the largest club in Singapore with over 300 members and plays an active role in the local cycling scene and indeed all around … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems & ANZA Cycling club join forces!
great ride last weekend by CPCS rider Donald MacDonald from Singapore (by way of Scotland) and his Direct Asia teammate Pierre-Alain Scherwey. the pair were riding in the Singapore Cycling Federation Celebration Series TTT and managed 3rd place, behind the Infinite team rider and the winners, from the Kenyan national team, no less! great work, … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Donald MacDonald hits the podium!
People get stuck. It happens to us all at some point. You get into something, work hard, see the improvements quickly, then suddenly you've reached the flatlands. No matter what you do you just don’t seem to be able to push through it. As bike riders and athletes, we have learnt since we were kids … Continue reading CrankPunk Training: Get mental and get off the OK Plateau
Since I started coaching, have to say I've been very lucky to be working with such a great bunch of athletes. It's been a blast, seriously. One guy who came to me with a list of weaknesses twice as long as his list of strengths was Rafael Leyson Amorganda from the Philippines. Within a few … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Rafael’s Testimonial