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Old 04-20-06, 05:48 PM   #1
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loosing all strength

been road racing 4 years but every year from the end of march till the end of june some 12 weeks i lose all strength and find it really difficult to ride anything above 80% of my max heart rate
it dosnt matter if i am race fit club fit or not fit at all this happens at the same time every year training or none

can any one help???????
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Old 04-20-06, 05:50 PM   #2
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Spring allergies slowing you down perhaps? Just a thought.
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Old 04-20-06, 06:12 PM   #3
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I don't race, but if I push hard more than a couple days in a row I get progressively and noticably slower.
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Old 04-20-06, 06:45 PM   #4
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Overtraining, not enough strength-training, sprints & intervals before the season starts. Your HR stays low because your lungs & heart aren't taxed at the steady-state work your muscles are doing... You need to raise the power-output of your muscles, more sprints & intervals. Also as the season progresses, you end up burning up some muscle for fuel with long miles and racing, so your already-week muscles are getting even weaker...
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