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    Does an alternate form of exercise benefit your cycling?

    Judo and other forms of martial arts that utilize grappling have definitely taught me how to take a fall with limited damage. It's definitely come in handy a few occasions when I've taken a bad spill. Not even just biking either, I was known for taking some spectular falls when I used to down hill ski. I've even had friends comment, "Really didn't think you were going to walk away from that one."

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    Strength training helped me last winter.

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    Weight lifting, StepMill, hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, XC skiing . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Strength training helped me last winter.
    +1

    Weight training can be a great addition to cycling, especially during the off season.

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    It's always good to work your lungs with other forms of intense, exhausting exercise. I like doing "fighting sprints" on a mini-trampoline while wearing weights. Or doing cross-jab-hooks on a punching bag holding 5lb dumbells in interval sets.
    Weight lifting is good too, but it gets boring for me. I like to feel like I'm actually doing something while I work out, not just lifting a heavy thing like some robot. I get enough of that dehumanizing feeling with a job/school/etc.

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    I do weight training in the fall and Spring. Over the winter I have a rower, a trainer
    and a snow shovel.
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
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    Every morning, I flip out of bed and do 75 push ups non-stop. Not really that hard.
    I also do weight training, but with lower weight and more reps.

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    My gut was a saggy mess when I started riding again in mid-May. I was able to start core work, on abs and lower back, recently. Doing so has made a big difference in my ability to ride steadier and keep my head up.
    I reserve the right to be wrong at any time. :D

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    I use an elliptical cross trainer. Either for cardio or interval training.

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