This session is perfect for developing leg strength by getting the fast twitch muscle fibres really firing to develop your hill climbing ability. This will benefit all cyclists whether a road cyclists, a triathlete, or mountain bikers.
Each Wednesday I’ll post a Windtrainer Workout that you can do in about 60 minutes to enhance your cycling. See a previous post about training intensity (Levels) to know how hard to work. If you are working directly with Coach Ray he will in most cases prescribe either a Power Zone or Heart Rate Zone to work within if you are training with these tools.
This session was inspired by a session by Road Cycling UK. You can visit their page here.
RCUK’s Strength Session
- 10min WU Level II;
- 10min Level III 60Rpm, 5min Level II RI 90-100Rpm;
- 10min Level III 55Rpm, 5min Level II RI 90-100Rpm;
- 10min Level III 50Rpm;
- 10min CD Level I-II;
- 10min Stretching
The Warm Up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not overconsuming at Level II. Ride for a minimum of 10 minutes.
The main set involves three, ten-minute reps at Level III, each riding at a progressively lower cadence. 60Rpm for the first rep, 55Rpm for the second rep, and 50Rpm for the third. Between these intervals ride at Level II at 90-100Rpm for five minutes for your Rest Interval (RI)
Conclude the ride with a Cool Down (CD) of ten minutes riding at levels I-II.
Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
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