just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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I work out at the gym twice a week all winter, and I ride all winter, too. About mid-March I slow down to once a week. About mid-May I cut that one out, too. I always lift after riding, never fresh. You won't be able to lift as much, but it will make you a better rider, if that's what you're after. If you want to be a better lifter, lift first. Gym rats always do cardio after lifting for that reason.
I only do high rep work at the gym. I've tried many different systems and that's what works the best for me. If I ride back from the gym, I do a couple of hard sprints on the way home. That really cooks my legs good.