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    Conditioning That's Not Riding

    I was looking for some suggestions as to what kinds of conditioning I can do to help with my mountain biking. I love to ride but I can't always get out to the trails with school and work and now daylight savings so now it's dark at 5:30. I'm trying to figure something out to do that will help primarily with my cardio. And I now the obvious answer is to run but I've heard that biking is anaerobic. I'm thinking about trying to swim but with a kick board and to just do kicks. I'm not sure though. Maybe I'll just drop in on a spin class haha

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    The obvious answer is to get a trainer


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    Being both a roadie and a mtn biker, I would have to say that spin class is a great way to build your aerobic base.
    If you're lucky like me, you'll be the only guy in the class. (If you're a chick then you'll fit right in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yak View Post
    Being both a roadie and a mtn biker, I would have to say that spin class is a great way to build your aerobic base.
    If you're lucky like me, you'll be the only guy in the class. (If you're a chick then you'll fit right in)
    oh I've done a couple before and to me it's mostly a lot of pretty dorky dudes in full spandex and clips haha it's pretty hilarious

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    It's called grind it out in the winter outside.
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    Ive got a trainer and on days its too nasty to get out on the GF the trainer with the crappy big box bike that doesnt shift worth a damn gets worked out like none other.

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    Get a light and, if your area requires it, some warm clothes and studded tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_F View Post
    Get a light and, if your area requires it, some warm clothes and studded tires.
    yep.

    + Swimming is great for cardio, doesn't help the legs much

    I wouldn't hop on the trainer just yet. Too early still. Wait until december.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ333 View Post
    And I now the obvious answer is to run but I've heard that biking is anaerobic.
    running will help with cycling condition.there are elements of aerobic and anerobic training in both disciplines,like most sports.
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    You guys have touched on all aspects of my winter training plan: spinning, swimming, running. We'll see how it works out. I hate running.
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    try a rower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ333 View Post
    I was looking for some suggestions as to what kinds of conditioning I can do to help with my mountain biking. I love to ride but I can't always get out to the trails with school and work and now daylight savings so now it's dark at 5:30. I'm trying to figure something out to do that will help primarily with my cardio. And I now the obvious answer is to run but I've heard that biking is anaerobic. I'm thinking about trying to swim but with a kick board and to just do kicks. I'm not sure though. Maybe I'll just drop in on a spin class haha
    I really, really, really recommend this workout. The program costs under $20 but it really is a great anaerobic workout. I don't pay for gym membership, just buy programs from time to time that I can easily do at home. This is definitely the number 1 program I felt improved my riding from an anaerobic point of view.

    I am not an owner or get anything for recommending this but I'm a happy customer.

    http://www.dbcombos.com/
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    run stairs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    It's called grind it out in the winter outside.
    1400 lumens cures a buncha dam things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    I really, really, really recommend this workout. The program costs under $20 but it really is a great anaerobic workout. I don't pay for gym membership, just buy programs from time to time that I can easily do at home. This is definitely the number 1 program I felt improved my riding from an anaerobic point of view.

    I am not an owner or get anything for recommending this but I'm a happy customer.

    http://www.dbcombos.com/
    I have seen this before...There is a 20$ one and a 100$ one what am I missing here haha

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