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Sufferfest’s The Rookie Gets On-Bike Footage from Team Giant-Shimano, Then Talks Nutrition

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David at The Sufferfest has been busy. First, he’s just put together a new trainer video called The Rookie, which takes advantage of the new on-bike cameras in events to bring you a whole new perspective of suffering. Then,

The Rookie follows a young Sufferlandrian rider in his big break with Team Giant-Shimano at a top race, punishing his (your) legs through 55 minutes with 3×10 minute intervals to build speed, strength and stamina. Silly teaser above, actual video footage below, which shows off some of their new graphics and animations to help keep you on track. Plus their take on nutrition…

The Rookie’s program comes from Apex Coaching and runs $12.99 for the download. Get it here.


If you’re training hard, you’ll gotta eat hard. Or at least eat so you can train hard. Their latest non-video offering is a 27 pages of how, what and when to eat to fuel that suffering. It’s written with guidance from Alan McCubbin from Next Level Nutrition. Here are a few sample pages:


Chapter 1: The Role Nutrition Plays in Your Suffering – Overview of nutritional demands of high-intensity/low-volume training lifestyle. Introduces our ‘Return on Suffering’ concept.
Chapter 2: Controlling the Controllables – Control three aspects of performance through nutrition.
Chapter 3 – Dining in the Torture Chamber – What to eat before and during Sufferfest sessions.
Chapter 4 – Feeding the Pain – How, what and when to eat when the Suffering is over.
Chapter 5 – Pills, Thrills and Nitrate – Four nutrition supplements that may actually work.
Chapter 6 – Suffering to Slim – How to fuel for maximum performance AND lose weight.
Chapter 7 – Plan to Eat to Suffer to Plan – Nutrition strategies for our 10 week training plans.
Chapter 8 – Dinner at the Round Table – What to eat if you’re doing Sufferlandrian Knighthood.
Appendix: Examples of Carboyhydrate Servings – Specific examples of 50g carbohydrate servings across a range of food groups.



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