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Old 11-21-11, 04:51 PM   #1
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best tool for sprinter?

which is the better tool to train in the winter when you cant ride esp as a sprint..rollers or trainer?
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Old 11-21-11, 08:10 PM   #2
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Whichever one you ride the most. You can do similar exercises on either one. It's just personal preference.
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Old 12-20-11, 04:58 PM   #3
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looks like rollers to me...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVbwngNoHm0

and trainer is useless for anything out of the saddle
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Old 12-20-11, 05:45 PM   #4
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Those are track racers in the video. If we're talking road sprinting, I don't think anything really does it except on the road. I'm sure some people can sprint all-out out of the saddle on rollers, but I'm not one of them. Weight lifting helps a little. Mostly just sprint repeats on the road, spinups, mashes, etc. As far as general conditioning, I prefer rollers with resistance. There are helpful roller drills anyone can do - fast pedal like the video, one-legged pedaling, low cadence high resistance work, etc.
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