Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Beaumont, TX.
Bikes: 2004 Specialized Allez Sport & 1997 Cannondale F600 MTB
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Training ideas/workouts for the newbie??
Okay.......I'm in the military (Coast Guard) and I love cycling. My issue is how to train in a regular gym when I have no access to my bike. What are some good "cycling" workouts to keep myself in good riding shape when I'm gone for days at a time. Do I need to concentrate more on endurance ( treadmills, stairclimbers, etc..) or do I need to do more leg specific routines ( leg press machines, squats, etc..) to keep'em strong, the last thing I want is to become like some of my peers that can bench 400 lbs. My goal is to become more efficient with speed and stamina for my first ever race next year (basically just to keep up). I do what I think I need to do but it is without direction so I feel I am setting myself up for failure. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated....Thank you.