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"Weight" Training

Old 04-28-05, 11:47 AM
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"Weight" Training

Anyone here fill up old water bottles with rocks or pull bowling balls in those two wheeled child carriers behind their bikes? Something to add weight to your bike when you train?
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Old 04-28-05, 11:50 AM
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I think people who are going touring do this so they are used to lugging 50 or 60 pounds of weight on their trip.
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I lug around my saddle bags (commuting home from work) on my uphill intervals, does that count?

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Most I think are looking for lower impact, not higher. You should probably come back with this one after you run out of gears. If you can spin out at 52/3-11/12 no matter what the terrain, hey, maybe you've found a new career.
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Several repetitions of lifting a pint glass from table to mouth and back again builds up wrist strength, your biceps and can significantly thicken the waist which in turn provides vital insulation against the cold and wind. When starting on this particular weight training regimen I recommend lighter weights, such as a mild or a hefeweisen, during the summer and heavier weights, a good stout, during the winter.
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Why not use your gears, and save the bottles for your sports drink?
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