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Old 09-24-14, 11:47 AM
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Old 09-24-14, 12:20 PM
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to many other variables. why do YOU ask?
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Old 09-24-14, 12:50 PM
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It depends on how hard you push yourself on the bike. I find that I maintain my leg strength whether I ride or not, but my cardio takes a hit. If you can find some 30min daily routine, you should be good to go.
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oh interesting challenge! I guess you'll find out!
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Originally Posted by ricefarmerr View Post
Given all else equal, such as eating, and sleeping properly, etc..., does your performance drop if you don't bike for an entire week?
Depends on lots of things. If you're trying to improve, then obviously it is going to be more difficult if you're only riding every other week. Ideally you'd be taking enough time off the bike to recover properly, but no more - and that is likely to be one or at most two days at a time, rather than seven.

If, however, you're already fit and just trying to keep what you've got, I'd say you could probably do a decent job of that. During the week off you might lose some, even most of the benefot of the previous week's training, but I very much doubt you'd regress further than that.

This is nothing more than an educated guess, of course. I'd be interested to know how it goes.
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