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Josh Tarling – Becoming more aerodynamic on the bike 

Fresh off the back of a podium at the Cycling World Championships in the elite individual time trial, British Pro Josh Tarling shares some wise words about becoming quicker and more aerodynamic on the bike, a key element when maximizing time trial performance. 

Here are 5 key tips from Josh to help cyclists get moving faster than before: 

  1. When on the bike, roll your shoulders in to make your front end as small as possible.
  1. Adjust your position on the bike and focus on tucking your head to reduce aero drag.
  1. Helmets play a key role in aerodynamics. Find a helmet that best fits you. You should always feel the tail of the helmet on the back of your neck. 
  1. Get a bike fit! This will ensure you can still put out power in your aero position.
  1. Get flexible. Focus on loosening your hamstrings and glutes so that the aero position on the bike doesn’t take too much strain on the muscles.

In search of the ultimate speed? Try any of Josh’s tips and you’ll be flying on your next ride.  

Want to fuel like Josh? “My favourite Science in Sport product would be the Protein Bars that taste exactly like cookies and cream.” This tasty and convenient source of 20g of protein is an easy way for Josh to recover and promote muscle growth post-training or racing. Another favourite of Josh’s is the Beta Fuel + Nootropics Gels, “which wake you up for the TTs.” Reaching peak cognitive performance has huge significance, especially in time trialling, so no wonder the elite individual time trial world podium finisher is a big fan of this product. 

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