Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-07, 10:41 PM   #1
hiromian
Gios my baby
Thread Starter
 
hiromian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes: Gios 96, Mercier 72, Peugeot 74 X 2, Sears full suspension High rise banana seat, Kona 94, CCM Rambler 70s.
Posts: 1,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
legs only in the pool...Oh my

Riding around here right now is out of the question so to keep fit I have been doing various squats and swimming. Anyone keep their fitness in check and strengthen the core in the pool? Legs only is a killer BTW.
hiromian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 10:05 AM   #2
GuitarWizard
Used to be a climber..
 
GuitarWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Baldwin, ME
Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2013 PedalForce RS3-ISP, 2015 Trek 520 Disc
Posts: 6,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try treading water for 20 minutes, and then 5 minutes of using legs-only, and then 5 minutes of legs only with your hands/arms out of the water.

That builds some character.
GuitarWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 10:13 AM   #3
Keith99
Senior Member
 
Keith99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just treading water legs only? That is a piece of cake. Try arms fully out of the water, preferable chest out at least enough to keep nipples out of the water. To keep in interesting try moving sidewas at the time.

Very basic Water Polo training.
Keith99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 10:16 AM   #4
joeprim
Senior Member
 
joeprim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern Neck Tidewater Va.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wish I liked the pool, but I hate the clorine smell so I'm stuck with the gym.

Joe
joeprim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 10:17 AM   #5
GuitarWizard
Used to be a climber..
 
GuitarWizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Baldwin, ME
Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2013 PedalForce RS3-ISP, 2015 Trek 520 Disc
Posts: 6,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith99
Just treading water legs only? That is a piece of cake. Try arms fully out of the water, preferable chest out at least enough to keep nipples out of the water. To keep in interesting try moving sidewas at the time.

Very basic Water Polo training.
Yeah....that came in after the 25 minutes of treading....we started playing around with a beachball to keep it interesting.

This was also after a swim test.
GuitarWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 10:34 AM   #6
Prodigy4299
Senior Member
 
Prodigy4299's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ottawa, ON
Bikes: 1990 Trek 850, 2005 Cannondale R1000
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith99
Just treading water legs only? That is a piece of cake. Try arms fully out of the water, preferable chest out at least enough to keep nipples out of the water. To keep in interesting try moving sidewas at the time.

Very basic Water Polo training.
Also a very basic way to get people like me drowned.
Prodigy4299 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 11:21 AM   #7
Vinokurtov
Now Racer Ex
 
Vinokurtov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,709
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith99
Just treading water legs only? That is a piece of cake. Try arms fully out of the water, preferable chest out at least enough to keep nipples out of the water. To keep in interesting try moving sidewas at the time.

Very basic Water Polo training.
Now do it in leather flight boots and a flight suit.
Vinokurtov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 11:22 AM   #8
voltman
It is fantastic.
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
Now do it in leather flight boots and a flight suit.
While crying "Gooooose. Oh no. Oh no!"
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 12:21 PM   #9
Greg180
Realist
 
Greg180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Bikes: Roubaix, Tarmac, Fixed Gear
Posts: 3,083
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
Now do it in leather flight boots and a flight suit.
Or with a chute wrapped around you.
Greg180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 01:32 PM   #10
Keith99
Senior Member
 
Keith99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg200
Or with a chute wrapped around you.
In 48 degree salt water with a 30 MPH wind whipping across the channel.
Keith99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 01:47 PM   #11
Enthalpic
Killing Rabbits
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith99
In 48 degree salt water with a 30 MPH wind whipping across the channel.
Salt water makes it easier.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg deadseafloatingreading.jpg (29.2 KB, 15 views)
Enthalpic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 02:00 PM   #12
DocRay
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by voltman
While crying "Gooooose. Oh no. Oh no!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 04:24 PM   #13
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
 
Dubbayoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Pedal Force QS3
Posts: 7,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith99
Just treading water legs only? That is a piece of cake. Try arms fully out of the water, preferable chest out at least enough to keep nipples out of the water. To keep in interesting try moving sidewas at the time.

Very basic Water Polo training.
holding a 1-gallon water jug overhead in each hand.
Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 04:41 PM   #14
VosBike
Outgunned and outclassed
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Springs, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
maverick, you're dangerous!
VosBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-07, 04:49 PM   #15
Keith99
Senior Member
 
Keith99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dial_tone
holding a 1-gallon water jug overhead in each hand.
Actually one done by many golies is to use a 5 gallon bottle held directly overhead and continuing until the water runs out, then rest while refilling... repeat. Very nasty workout as the weight keeps decreasing as you get more tired, enabling you to stay at the limit for longer than you could with a constant weight.

All good coaches have a sadistic streak.
Keith99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 11:06 AM   #16
wrote4luck
Senior Member
 
wrote4luck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: 2008 Cannondale Six 13, 1980 Dawes Super Galaxy
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I do the water treading thing with my arms out of the water. I find it works well.
wrote4luck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 11:38 AM   #17
CCFISH81
Senior Member
 
CCFISH81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Galveston, Tx
Bikes: Specialized Allez
Posts: 678
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith99
Actually one done by many golies is to use a 5 gallon bottle held directly overhead and continuing until the water runs out, then rest while refilling... repeat. Very nasty workout as the weight keeps decreasing as you get more tired, enabling you to stay at the limit for longer than you could with a constant weight.
This is by far the best leg workout I myself have ever done.
CCFISH81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 03:24 PM   #18
hiromian
Gios my baby
Thread Starter
 
hiromian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes: Gios 96, Mercier 72, Peugeot 74 X 2, Sears full suspension High rise banana seat, Kona 94, CCM Rambler 70s.
Posts: 1,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCFISH81
This is by far the best leg workout I myself have ever done.
Does the egg beater form translate well to improve the muscles for cycling? Doing lengths legs only holding on to a flutter board is similar to cycling cross training as the same muscles are used I think.
hiromian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-07, 05:24 PM   #19
CCFISH81
Senior Member
 
CCFISH81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Galveston, Tx
Bikes: Specialized Allez
Posts: 678
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiromian
Does the egg beater form translate well to improve the muscles for cycling? Doing lengths legs only holding on to a flutter board is similar to cycling cross training as the same muscles are used I think.
I am not sure how egg beater improves muscles for cycling specifically. Many people on this forum love swimming for a cross training regime. I would think the largest improvement you will see in regards to cycling would be an increase in your a keep aerobic capacity. Doing lengths with the board is a good workout as well, try and mix it up with fins, or holding your breath.
CCFISH81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:53 PM.