Oh, and I might be going from a squats-only thing to including deadlifts and powercleans. Ya know - just 'cause.
Hahahaha...OK I have to put my Moderator hat on.
Let's keep this conversation PG-13, please
We've really boiled this track cycling thing down to the essential stuff here. Good work, all!
I've said it before- but I usually just repeat the same stuff over and over so:
this is is a sub culture (weightlifting)
inside a sub culture (track sprinting)
inside a sub culture (track racing)
inside a sub culture (bike racing)
inside a sub culture (cycling)
once you you find yourself on page 8 of the weight lifting thread of Bike Forums Track page.. You have officially crossed over to the dark side!
Don't fight it..
Track Sprinters are just Powerlifters on Bikes.
^Proof that narrow bars are better.
Incidentally, BMonty... I'm starting to dig deads. 50 years of zero back work and horrible posture are doing their best to fight it, but deads will win out eventually (I hope). They aren't quite as satisfying as squats, though. Can't explain why.
The couch potato method of raising levels is to watch football and have your team win. With the warning that if the local team loses you go under baseline.
The UCI is in negotiations with the NFL and FIFA to ensure all games end in ties to prevent some regions gaining an advantage. Host hotels during tours and championship events will be locked on HGTV or the cooking channel.
Weightlifting thread getting some action!
on the topic of Deadlifts.. new world record at The Arnold a couple weeks ago..
A friend of mine posted that on FB last week. Very impressive.
Watching Benni pull 1015 from the floor was a lot more impressive to me, though.
Benni is some kind of monster.
After watching the power lifting videos, I am going to change my pre-race 500 routine. After I hand my bike to the starter to be placed in the starting gate, I am going to stomp around and high five the USAC officials and then chest bump Adam. Before getting on the bike, I will rip the top of my skin suit off and race bare chested. That may be the last time I am allowed in VSC.
“I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” Alan Greenspan
In all seriousness though, deadlifts are just such a mental lift. It seems like the best deadlifters are completely crazy. Look at Benni or Pete Rubish.
holy crap. that bar flex, too.
I've never heard a solid explanation from a medical professional though. I've only ever had mild nosebleeds during training.
Last edited by DanAVL; 03-25-14 at 11:41 AM.