It seems to be a late winter here in Colorado at least, and winter's steadfast grip is leaving many athletes wondering what to do with early season races looming on the horizon. Here's how you can stay sane and stay on track even with a foot of snow on the ground.
Entries in Indoor Training (6)
Every cyclist who deals with a cold winter climate faces the inevitable task of training indoors to maintain and improve fitness. For those who are making gains late in the season or preparing for an important event in the spring, the off-season is sometimes viewed as a road block towards greater gains. But it doesn't have to be. With the right indoors cycling strategy and a combination of focused strength and cross training, you can create an effective indoor training program that's key to your training plan for the year.
Winter is officially in full swing, which means cold temperatures, short days, and times where the weather just isn’t conducive to riding outside. But just because we live where there is cold, icy, and snowy weather, it doesn’t mean we can’t maintain our cycling fitness. So what do we do when we can’t ride outside? We get on the trainer, of course! Here are a few reasons the trainer is a great tool.
Of all the sports on the face of the planet, professional cycling produces some of the most impressive legs. But you don’t have to ride a bike for 4-6 hours a day to get those same rock-hard quads, rippling thighs, and powerful, muscular calves. In this article, Ben Greenfield will show you how through a series of workouts for your quads, hamstrings, and calves.
by Coach Troy Jacobson
The word is out. High performance competitive cyclists and triathletes are opting for indoor training, especially for their quality work, over outdoor riding. The trend has been on the rise over many years… but many are just now coming to realize it.
Despite the potential boredom associated with indoor training, more and more athletes see that the pros outweigh the cons. Here’s a short list of 5 key benefits, in no particular order, to indoor training for you to consider: