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Old 07-25-16, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Rich11111 View Post
What worked for me was stand up while on bike resistance trainer while in high gear

We don't have a lot of hilly areas in Florida but we certainly have a lot of monster bridges. Trying to get to the crest of some of these bridges without standing just doesn't work most of the time.

Pedaling while standing works different leg muscles. In many cases, it can wear you out faster. The use of a trainer will do the following: it will help build up the different muscle groups needed when standing, it will help you get a much smoother pedal rotation while standing, you won't have to worry about making it back to the house or car in the event your legs go out on you while practicing and you can practice perfecting your standing at any time in any weather condition. The only thing it won't help you with is the balance which has to be done on the road. Yes! Trainers are boring but they definitely serve a purpose.
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