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Old 03-10-06, 11:06 PM   #1
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How should i train on an indoor trainer to improve my climbing?

I just got an indoor trainer and i am trying to improve my endurance and speed, especially in regards to hill climbing. any ideas on how a should train? what about good books to read? should i be eating a certain way to maximize my improvement? i am 6 foot 2 and 175 pounds if that helps. any help iss appreciated. thanks in advance.

since this is such a large question, is there a faq around that someone could point me to? thanks again
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Old 03-11-06, 01:16 AM   #2
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Baker, Altitude Climbing Endurance Training for Cyclists

http://arniebakercycling.com/books/b_ace.htm
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how about not posting books we have to buy.. how about information instead i thought thats what the joy of the internet was. NO MORE BOOKS
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Good idea. Those who suggest books, I assume, have read it and are recommending it. Therefore they know the contents and can succinctly get to the points. Incidentally, that's what happens on interviews both TV and radio.
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just put a lot of phone books under your front wheel. That should replicate the effort of a hill.
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just put a lot of phone books under your front wheel. That should replicate the effort of a hill.
Hmmm. If I raise my rear wheel, can I replicate coasting downhill?
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Well, I heard that by raising the front wheel you do simulate your body position. So then it is just cadence and power that you need to simulate. So try to keep your rpm at 70-80 depending on your style, the trainer is kinda limited, much more exercises outdoors. But it can work. See if your local bike club so spinning sessions on some nights a week. They are most likely to know what works and doesn't.
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Hi,
I live on a mountain. Hills suck.
You can simulate a hill by keeping your
cadence steady and using a higher gear.
If there is a good spinning class in your area,
they spend a fair amount of time out of the saddle,
and that ought to help.




http://www.spinervals.com/index.php?...roducts_id=113
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I just got an indoor trainer and i am trying to improve my endurance and speed, especially in regards to hill climbing. any ideas on how a should train? what about good books to read? should i be eating a certain way to maximize my improvement? i am 6 foot 2 and 175 pounds if that helps. any help iss appreciated. thanks in advance.

since this is such a large question, is there a faq around that someone could point me to? thanks again
CTS (Carmichael Training Systems) has a climbing video that is very effective.

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Bigger gears. Simple.
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I found that simply improving my overall fitness helped my climbing considerably.

If you have some base miles, do intervals. I've got the Carmichael climbing video, but it's pretty easy. Also, the routine is simple, and you could save yourself $30 and come up with a very similar routine.

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