November 12, 2018

The days get shorter and colder, trails and roads are wet or even closed, and our focus turns to looking back to our past season, but also forward to what's next in 2019. What goals have you set? What do you want to do differently? What has worked from this year's trai...

November 5, 2018

When talking about strength for cyclists , I like to break it down into three components:

a) Pedalling Strength

b) Full Body Strength

c) "Off the Bike" Strength

a) Pedalling Strength

Probably the most obvious one and most addressed when training any form of cycling strength...

July 12, 2018

Click on the image above to read my article on the five best strength exercises to be a stronger mountainbiker. This article was published on in July 2018.

April 18, 2018

Over the last couple of months I have been playing with Heart Rate Variability measurements (HRV) using a pretty cool app called HRV4Training. Its easy to use as it doesn’t need a chest strap as it uses the camera and flash, connects to TrainingPeaks and Strava and all...

June 19, 2016

UPDATE - After roughly 700km and 6 months of use, the Bryton simply stopped working. Tried to turn it on, plug into a PC via USB and no response. Completely unexpected, never used in rain or extreme conditions, you would expect better. Waiting for a warranty response f...

January 11, 2016

It’s a common question – why should endurance athletes lift weights? Isn’t lifting going to make them bulkier, heavier and therefore slower?


Weight training concurrent with endurance training is seen as a contradiction, an either or proposition, the underlying assumpti...

October 11, 2015

As I explored in an earlier post, humans have a preferred stance, not only when standing but also when practicing some sports with a 'leading' leg (think cricket, mountain biking, soccer, surfing, snowboarding, etc.). By favouring this one leg, over time and repetition...

September 30, 2015

If you ride offroad, either on a mountain bike or cyclocross, you will spend a lot of time out of the saddle to adapt to changing terrain. In this position pedals are level, and as a rider you develop a preferred leg forward (your 'chocolate foot' as it gets all muddy)...

August 9, 2015


Pancakes - try this version using buckwheat and wholegrain flour to mix it up, or go buckwheat only for a gluten free option. 


Each pancake has only 160 kcal, 26 gr carbs, 6 gr protein and 2 gr fat (calculated using MyFitnessPal). Adding yogurt, honey, fruits and nuts...

May 1, 2013

Welcome to the Orbis website!


In this section I will place relevant info about exercising, health, some of my favorite recipes and links to articles elsewhere I found useful, so stay tuned!


Thanks for stopping by and stay healthy!!

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