Shut Up and Ride
Join Date: May 2005
Location: PA (Worst roads in existence)
Bikes: 05 Cannondale Six 13 (Record 2008 with DT rr 1.1 rims, WI H2 Hubs and CX-ray spokes), OLMO Antares (Micx of 06 Record and Chorus), 1988 Tunturri, 1980's Fuji, 1970's Crescent (Sweeden)
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Long sustained climbs that develop muscle:
Trainer exercise CTS:
Elevate your front wheel 6-8 inches above the ground and pedal at 45-65 rpm at the hardest gear you can maintain for 5-10 minutes without sacraficing form or cadence. This helps in building your leg muscles used in climbing and according to CTS recruits fast twitch muscle fibers that are needed for big, explosive efforts later on in the seaspn. 2 sets of these with 5 minutes of recovery between efforts.
Note: heart rate is not an indicator here, because you are pedalling at such a low cadence. I do these a lot when I am working on my base.
Last edited by domestique; 03-19-07 at 03:35 PM.